• Love Her Well

  • 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter
  • By: Kari Kampakis
  • Narrated by: Kari Kampakis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now an ECPA Best Seller—Kari Kampakis's Love Her Well gives moms ten practical tips for how to build strong and lasting relationships with their daughters.

For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true. But as girls grow up, the narrative of innocence and joy changes to one of dread as moms are told, "Just wait until she's a teenager!" and handed a disheartening and too-often-true script about a daughter's teenage season of life.

Author, blogger, and mom to four daughters Kari Kampakis thinks it's time to change the narrative and mindset that leads moms to parent teen girls with a spirit of defeat instead of strength. Love Her Well isn't a guide to help mothers "fix" their daughters or make them behave. It's about a mom's journey, doing the heart-work necessary to love a teenager while still being a steady, supportive parent. Kari offers wisdom about how moms can:

  • Choose their words and timing carefully.
  • Listen and empathize with her teen's world.
  • See the good, and love her for who she is.
  • Take care of themselves and find a support system in the process.

By working on the foundation, habits, and dynamics of the relationship; mothers can connect with their teen daughters and earn a voice in their lives that allows moms to offer guidance, love, wisdom, and emotional support.

Kari gives mothers hope, wisdom, and a reminder that all things are possible through God, who is the source of the guidance and clarity they need in order to grow strong relationships with their daughters at every age—especially during the critical teen years.

Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Kari Kampakis (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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Must read for all moms!

I found this book well written and in many ways applicable to parenting girls or boys. Kari’s voice was nice and clear. I’ve read a lot of parenting books and have noticed that I often felt more mom guilt after reading them. But not so, with this book. I felt encouraged and uplifted to press on. Thank you, Kari!

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Best book I ever ready about parenting teen girls

I have three daughters age 12, and twins girls who are 8. So much wisdom I got through hearing this book . Thank you so much Kari the Holy Spirit was with you through writing this book and definitely touched my heart in so many ways .I will keep going back to this book over and over.

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Most relatable book on teen girls

Kari has been blessed with so much wisdom on girls and their relationships with their mom and friends. She is vulnerable, authentic and so relatable. Everything I have struggled with in raising a teenage daughter she touched on and gave amazing examples and advice on how to work through it. She is encouraging and thoughtful. It is exactly what I have been looking for in this season in my life and my daughters life. Couldn’t love it more!!

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Encouraging !

I feel that this book is very encouraging and insightful to the mother/daughter relationship, but at an he applied to sons as well. Thank you for writing this book!

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Absolutely Wonderful

I can not recommend this book enough. As I listened I kept catching so many things that I do on a regular basis that are negative to my daughter. I am so happy to have listened and have a guide to work toward being the best mom possible. God chose me to be to be her mama and I feel blessed that I can now take new tools into our relationship. I would highly recommend this book!

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I bought this based on the title and the great reviews without reading the description. I had assumed it was written by a specialist in teenage development, but it’s much more religious than science or research-based.

If I had to summarize the entire book, it encourages readers to:
1. Be nice to your teenage daughters and not too controlling.
2. Pray to God.

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Too much religious talk but had some valuable advice and statements. A few things mentioned really hit home with me and my 13 year old daughter.

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Must Read!

This book is a gift to all parents. It is a must read for parents, not just parents of teens or just parents of daughters. There is great wisdom and encouragement throughout this book for all parents. Laying a foundation of love, prayer, and wisdom before your child(ren) reach the teens years would benefit families well. This book will help in that effort.

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This book is such a gift!

Thank you so much for writing this book so full of wisdom and love! What a way to glorify God! It was such an encouragement for me and I will keep rereading as I continue the next decade as a mom of teenagers. Thank you!!!!

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