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What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad: How a Man Prepares His Daughter for Life [Hardcover]

By Michael P. Farris (Author)
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A guide by the father of six daughters for men that want to be the best dads possible offers advice and guidance on the challenges faced by every family from the common to the complex, with new material on relating to adult children.

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To encourage and guide men in becoming the dads they want to be, Michael Farris addresses issues common in all families with daughters: friends, dating, personal appearance, and preparing for the roles she'll have as a woman. Michael Farris challenges fathers to take their unique opportunity to train daughters for life's challenges--in ways that only a dad can. Originally published as How a Man Prepares His Daughters for Life, it now includes new material on relating to an adult daughter.

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What a Daughter Needs From Her Dad
by Michael Farris

Binding: Hardcover

What Special Role Does a Dad Play in His Daughter's Life?

She may be daddy's little girl today. But what about the years to come? Will you continue to be an important voice of influence, helping her to realize all the potential placed in her by God?

What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad pulls no punches, offering simple yet powerful techniques to help you be the kind of dad your daughter desperately needs. Michael Farris's insights will give you day-to-day strategies that can build character and spiritual strength in your growing daughter from infancy through the turbulent teen years and on into adulthood. Instead of glossing over common father-daughter conflicts that may arise, Farris offers solid, practical advice on issues including:

* choosing the right friends

* setting spiritual goals

* preparing for future career choices

* courtship and marriage

Michael Farris has the experience needed for a book of this kind--he's the father of six daughters and four sons! President of Patrick Henry College, a constitutional lawyer, and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, he counsels men and women across the nation on parenting issues. Michael was named one of the top 100 influencers in education of the 20th century by Education Week. The Farris family lives in Virginia.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethany House
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.24" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2004
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0764228706  
ISBN13  9780764228704  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Farris has the experience needed for a book of this kind--he's the father of six daughters and four sons! President of Patrick Henry College, a constitutional lawyer, and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, he counsels men and women across the nation on parenting issues. The Farris family lives in Virginia.

Michael P. Farris currently resides in Purcellville, in the state of Virginia. Michael P. Farris was born in 1951.

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A powerful book about raising your daughter. A must read!  Feb 22, 2007
What a Daughter Needs From a Dad is a book for dads about raising their daughters, from birth to parenthood. Author Michael Farris has five girls of his own and uses this book to advise men on their roles as their daughter's protectors, leaders and spitritual guides.

Farris gives advice on raising daughters from infancy to adulthood, and backs it all with Biblical principles and scriptures. Farris includes plenty of antecdotes from his own experiences to back up the points he is trying to make. Farris also warns you about what kind of dad you shouldn't be. You SHOULD NOT be an "All-Male" dad, only spending time with your daughter if it includes many activities such as watching sports. You shouldn't be a "pushover" granting her every request, or a "sugar daddy", thinking you can buy her love. Farris urges the reader to become engaged in his daugter's lives, to be supportive and admit when you are wrong.

The one unique point I will take away from this book is the chapter on dating. With my daughter being only three, I'm closer in years to my dating period that she is to hers, but Farris says he didn't let his daughters date until they were actually ready for marriage. This seems controversial, highly conservative, and pratcially unrealistic. But the principles are strong. Farris says that girls, and boys, when in "love" when they are young (high school or even college), but not ready for marriage, they will ultimately give parts of their heart to the person that will not end up being their spouse. So, while girls may remain sexually pure, their hearts will be damaged. I don't know if it is reallistic to keep a high school senior from dating, but I will definitely pass on to my daughter some of the wisdom in this book.

In conclusion, this is a short, powerful book on raising your daughters. Farris stresses that men can't do this alone. They need the help of others (spouse, brother, friend) and most importantly, God. Men should pray for their children everyday and men should not put off building a relationship with their children. In a few short years, their kids will be gone and out of the house. Now is the time to build that strong, biblically based relationship that God asks men to create with their children.
A new perspective to how we'll raise our daughters...  Feb 3, 2007
Sure, they're just 3 and 5 but every day counts, right? My husband embraced this book and so much of the suggestions rather solidly. He was raised in a home of all boys with rather Godless and unstable parents. While I was raised in a strong Christian home, I think my upbringing would have been so much richer and less heart-wrenching had this book been around 38 years ago... Our favorite part is about the dating-free courtship and how that will prepare our daughters for a lasting marriage and a pure unity to their future spouses. What a great book.
well worth reading  Oct 7, 2006
The book offers many good thoughts on raising daughters. Although the book is overtly Christian, an open-minded non-Christian might benefit as well.

The only thing keeping the book from a 5-star rating is that the author frequently amplifies one experience with one girl into a principle with broad application. Sometimes this practice works well, but other times it struck me as a stretch.
A Must must read for Moms and Dads  Oct 20, 2005
This is a wonderful book. I bought it for my husband b/c we are headed into the teen years and thought it would be helpful.
This is a must read for mothers and fathers. This book was so very helpful to us. I am hoping that it will save us from some of the heartache that we have seen others go though.

The book is wonderfully written and very interesting and easy to read.

I really do not think that anyone would be sorry for getting this book.

There are several girls in our family and we have been passing the book around to each set of parents.
Get This Book  Oct 11, 2005
An Amazing book, highly recommend for both fathers and mothers on a unique way to raise your children to be healthy and whole. Good for both sons and daughters. Chapter 4 is amazing. Want your child physically and emotionally whole when they marry? Get this book.

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