Tuesday, July 22, 2014

She Calls me Daddy by Robert Wolgemuth

There's so much I could say about this book, but just let me start with Wow! This book should be a prerequisite for anyone expecting a little girl! I can not say enough how much I enjoyed it! I know it's for daddy' says so in the title. But I found that as a mom, I really enjoyed it too.

In a lot of ways, people really underestimate the father/daughter relationship. They fail to realize that a daughter will use her daddy's example as her standard for men. If her daddy treats her mom well, she is much more likely to look for a mate that does the same. If she receives love, attention and tenderness from her daddy, it's unlikely that she'll seek it elsewhere, especially in inappropriate ways.

A daughter's relationship with her daddy has the potential to shape what kind of woman she becomes. So Robert Wolgemuth wrote this book to give dads a first hand look at the 7 ways to do just that. To build a complete daughter. These 7 characteristics are: Protection, Conversation, Affection, Discipline, Laughter, Faith and Conduct.

Robert explains the importance of talking with your daughter, spending time with her, and letting her know that she matters to you. All too often, once girls hit their teenage years, dads tend to back away a bit. But Robert explains why your daughter needs you just as much now as she did when she was a little girl. The father/daughter relationship is a precious one.

I especially loved that the author addresses daughters of all ages. Whether you have a newborn at home or a daughter in her teenage years, there's something here for everyone. I would say that this is one of my favorite parenting books of all time! Robert's writing style is very easy to read. Chapters were filled with humorous stories and expert advice, but I didn't feel like I was reading a manual on how to raise girls. It definitely kept my interest. With that said, I think I know what I'll be buying for every baby girl shower I attend. :)

I rate this book as 5 stars. I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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