Saturday, April 23, 2011

Book Review: Daddy Dates

Get ready for one of the greatest Daddy-Daughter books ever.

I wasn't too sure if I even qualified to read this, seeing as how I'm a mom and not a dad, but I love parenting books, and the topic of how daddies relate to their daughters is near to my heart, since I so badly want my daughters to have a good relationship with their dad.  And I read way more than my husband does, and he is more apt to read a book that I've previewed, so I decided to give into my curiosity.

I'm so glad I did!  Greg Wright is daddy to four teenage daughters, and he knew that he needed to be intentional somehow in raising those girls.  The one thought he had running through his mind at all times was: "Don't Screw Up."  He realized that his best shot at being a successful dad was in trying to really know his girls- their fears, dreams and opinions- for the individuals that they are.  His wildly, original concept is that in order to raise a confident woman-to-be, a dad needs to show his daughter what it feels like to be treated with love, respect and true interest by a man who loves her.  This funny, insightful and relatable books is chock full of personal anecdotes and straight-forward tips on how to solidify Dad's place in the lives of their daughters.

Greg Wright is spot on in his evaluation of how the mind of a girl works.  His theories about young and teenage girls are absolutely correct, and there is no reason why his methods shouldn't work with a dad who truly desires to get to know his daughters.  I believe that any dad who reads this book and puts it into practice will go a long way in helping his daughter grow up with a strong sense of who she is and the treasure that she is.  Plus Mr. Wright is really funny; the book is honestly a joy to read. 

If you know of any dads who have daughters, find some way to get this book into their hands.  It doesn't matter how old the daughter is.  Every girl of every age desires this kind of relationship with her dad.

Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book as a part of their blogger program called BookSneeze.

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