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Monday, May 07, 2012

Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. I have been working my way through Strong Willed Child for a while now and having a hard time connecting. I was pleasantly surprised by it, however. From the very beginning, I was touched by the tender display of teaching our daughters the most important things about Christ.

Dr. Dobson is a thorough and brilliant researcher of the human mind. I was grateful to see idiodic cultural myths debunked by fact. His research and study of the research of others was undeniably helpful in raising a daughter in this culture. I was thankful for his insight about our society and what is permissable in our day in age. I often have been curious if I was being to rigid about things and his thoughtful insight made me realize that I was being logical in my conclusions. I am thankful for his work here.

Bringing Up Girls is immensely helpful in tackling peer pressure, sexual issues, eating disorders, and the like. There is a beautiful picture of how a father contributes to his daughter's wel--being and helps usher her into womanhood. Girls who eat at home with their parents, have close knit relationships with them, and have limited television and media are much more likely to successfully navigate the tumultuous, hormonal path to womanhood without having early sexual encounters or abuse drugs and alcohol. That's enough reason to dive in to this approach for me. Forty percent of girls in a recent study are reporting having had sex at age 11. I don't know about you, but I would do anything I could to try to help my girls to make wise decisions and not have to live with that the rest of their lives.

This is a great book. I highly recommend it. It is full of helpful advice.

This book was graciouslt provided by Tyndale House Publishers for review.

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