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Overview Your little girl is growing up. It seems like just yesterday that your little girl followed you around, wanting to be just like you. You were her special pal, and she shared all of her hopes and dreams with you.
But as she grows up, things change. She still needs you, but it's not the same. She doesn't share her secrets with you anymore, and it's hard to talk together the way you used to do.
Daughters and Dads is filled with practical help that will nurture your relationship with your daughter as she grows up. You'll learn how to communicate openly and honestly with her and how to be her friend and her father. Filled with letters from adolescent girls to their dads, this book offers guidance to fathers struggling to understand their changing role in their daughter's life.
Publishers Description Written for dads, "Daughters and Dads" is filled with practical help that will nurture your relationship with your daughter as she grows up.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2003
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576830489 ISBN13 9781576830482
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More About Chap Clark, Dee Clark & Cynthia Heald
Chap Clark is vice dean for the School of Theology and Regional Campuses Master's Programs and professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Seminary; senior editor of Youthworker Journal; and the author of several books on adolescence, parenting, and youth ministry. Steve Rabey is an award-winning writer and editor who has authored or collaborated on over twenty books. He is currently the managing editor of Youthworker Journal.
Chap Clark currently resides in Pasadena. Chap Clark was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Daughters and Dads: Building a Lasting Relationship?
OK, so there are a fair number of religious references - get over it and focus on what's important Mar 21, 2007
I was surprised by a couple of the reviews that refer to the Christian content of this book in such a negative way. Yes, there is a fair bit of it. So what? I am not a Christian, I'm Jewish. I'm also a dad with two young daughters, one of whom is a teenager. The content of this book is compelling with regard to it's treatment of the relationship between a dad and his daughter. If you're so threatened by the religious references that you can't see the obvious benefits of this material, I suggest you may have some other issues to deal with.
Don't let any of the religious paranoia keep you from buying and reading this book. This book is not trying to turn you into a religious fanatic, or make you become a Christian if you're not. It's obvious the author is a deeply religious fellow, and brings his spirituality into his writing. Why does anyone care about that? The objective of this book is to help improve the daughter-dad relationship, and it succeeds extremely well. In fact, I would be shocked if any dad with a daughter still living at home would not benefit from this book. More importantly, I think any daughter would benefit if her father were to read this book. I've only had the book for a month, and I've already noticed an improvement in my relationship with my daughter.
I guess my advice is simple: if you're a dad with at least one daugher, buy the book; read it carefully; ignore the religious references if you're not a Christian; and watch the dramatic improvement in the relationship with your daughter. One day, your daughter may thank you for it.
How about a little heads up... Jan 19, 2007
that this is such a religious book. I want my money back...
Dads Matter!!! Dan Quayle was right..... Nov 16, 2006
Even if you subscribe to the Feminist Anthem Rebel Yell (I am a Ms. magazine reader and love Gloria Steinem) ... dads matter no matter how into women's rights you are. I would never have mastered the alphabet, multiplication tables, demonstrated my intellectual capabilities, and watched my back well in every major city I have ever been in, had it not been for the overbearing traditional attitude of my father. It felt like having a personal security guard 24/7 growing up, but it was much better than not...
This book tells why... and so do the statistics:
Fatherly influence. Children with fathers at home tend to do better in school, are less prone to depression and are more successful in relationships. Children from one-parent families achieve less and get into trouble more than children from two parent families. Source: One Parent Families and Their Children: The School's Most Significant Minority, conducted by The Consortium for the Study of School Needs of Children from One Parent Families, co sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, a division of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Arlington, VA., 1980
Act now, pay later: "Children from mother-only families have less of an ability to delay gratification and poorer impulse control (that is, control over anger and sexual gratification.) These children also have a weaker sense of conscience or sense of right and wrong." Source: E.M. Hetherington and B. Martin, "Family Interaction" in H.C. Quay and J.S. Werry (eds.), Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1979)
A myriad of maladies. Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, Survey on Child Health, Washington, DC, 1993.
Emotional distress. Children living with a never-married mother are more likely to have been treated for emotional problems. Source: L. Remez, "Children Who Don't Live with Both Parents Face Behavioral Problems," Family Planning Perspectives (January/February 1992).
Uncooperative kids. Children reared by a divorced or never-married mother are less cooperative and score lower on tests of intelligence than children reared in intact families. Statistical analysis of the behavior and intelligence of these children revealed "significant detrimental effects" of living in a female-headed household. Growing up in a female-headed household remained a statistical predictor of behavior problems even after adjusting for differences in family income. Source: Greg L. Duncan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Pamela Kato Klebanov, "Economic Deprivation and Early Childhood Development," Child Development 65 (1994). Unstable families, unstable lives. Compared to peers in two-parent homes, black children in single-parent households are more likely to engage in troublesome behavior, and perform poorly in school. Source: Tom Luster and Hariette Pipes McAdoo, "Factors Related to the Achievement and Adjustment of Young African-American Children." Child Development 65 (1994): 1080-1094
Groundhog Day! Jun 20, 2003
I often feel that I am never going to get it right, just like Bill Murray in the movie, Groundhog Day! Being a father to two teenage girls is a roller coaster ride, and sometimes I just feel like I have to get off! But Daughters and Dads has been my manual for raising girls. I have read it several times, underlined, and re-read it. I can no longer plead ignorance as an excuse for not doing my job as a father. I cannot simply say, "I'll just let my wife handle them." I become convicted and jump back on the roller coaster again. I am very thankful for the ministry of the authors and for the book they have given to us! I strongly recommend it to all dads with daughters.
The Christian Book of Daughters and Dads Feb 16, 2001
is what the title of this should be. It's a pretty good book, the stories are indeed moving and it there are some good insights, but give me a break! How about some warning on this one for those of us who are not Christian?