Item description for Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker...
Overview Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women.
Publishers Description The most important person in a young girl's life? Her father. That's right--and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters' lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclaimed Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids, shows you how to strengthen--or rebuild--your bond with your daughter, and how to use it to shape her life, and yours, for the better. Directly challenging the feminist attack on traditional masculinity, Dr. Meeker demonstrates that the most important factor for girls growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values. To have one, she shows, is the best protection against eating disorders, failure in school, STDs, unwed pregnancy, and drug or alcohol abuse--and the best predictor of academic achievement, successful marriage, and a satisfying emotional life. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters reveals: - The essential characteristics and virtues of strong fathers--and how to develop them - How daughters take cues from their fathers on everything from drug use, drinking, smoking, and having sex, to self-esteem, moodiness, and seeking attention from boys - Why girls want you to place restrictions on them (even though they'll complain when you do) - How to become a hero to your daughter--and why she needs that more than anything - The one mistake fathers make that is the primary cause of girls "hooking up" - Why girls depend on the guidance of fathers through, and even beyond, their college years - Recipe for disaster: the notion that girls "need to make their own decisions and mistakes" - Why girls need God--and how your faith, or lack thereof, will influence her - How to communicate with your daughter--and how not to - True stories of "prodigal daughters"--and how their fathers helped bring them back Dads, you are far more powerful than you think you are. Your daughters need the support that only fathers can provide--and if you are willing to follow Dr. Meeker's advice on how to guide your daughter, to stand between her and a toxic culture, your rewards will be unmatched
Citations And Professional Reviews Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 07/01/2007 page 56
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Studio: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2006
Publisher Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 1596980125 ISBN13 9781596980129
Availability 0 units.
More About Meg Meeker
MEG MEEKER, M.D., has spent over thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. A popular speaker and bestselling author, she works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative and is a co-host of Dr. James Dobson's program Family Talk. Dr. Meeker lives and works in northern Michigan, where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four children.
Meg Meeker currently resides in Traverse City, in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know?
A must read for fathers with daughters Nov 12, 2008
This book reveals Dr. Meekers amazing insight into the pitfalls our daughters face in today's society. READ THIS BOOK, you could be saving your daughters life!!
Every father should read this, embrace this, breathe this Oct 28, 2008
My boss recommended this book for us to help with my 13 year old daughter. For a "self-help" book, it is well written, easy to understand and extremely helpful. I highly recommend it to all fathers, step-fathers, boyfriends of mother's with daughters.... This is a must read!
Strong Book Oct 28, 2008
I am normally not a person who likes self-help books but a friend of mine recommended it. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was an outstanding book which made a lot of sense. The author does a wonderful job with the flow of the book making it a fast read. Important themes are repeated. It was very helpful to me as a father of a 3 yr old. It also has good advice that can be useful to both parents (my wife is now reading the book). I highly recommend it.
Great Book Oct 20, 2008
The book does a great job explaining how important a father is to a daughter. I had no sisters so I didn't no exactly what I was getting into when I had a daughter. Some people may not like the book because it talks about faith. I think this is BS, and that raising a kid without some type of faith is not being a complete parent.
Great book for a new parent Oct 12, 2008
This was really a powerful book. Its basically a doctor telling about her experiences with children and their issues. What caused them, and what the father could have done to cause or prevent this from happening.
Id suggest any new parent to read this. It lets you know and realize what an important role the father plays in the relationship.