Daddy Dates is written by a dad of four daughters. It was a quick, light read. The author talks about the importance of spending one on one time with each of your children (in this book, specifically your daughthers). He tells how you can't really know your daughters unless you spend that uninterrupted time with them individually. He gave some great ideas and examples from his own "dates" with his daughters. "Dating" your daughter doesn't have to be expensive, but it should be well-planned and meaningful. Study your daughter to know what she likes to do and then join her in doing it! This would make a great gift for a new Dad of a daughter or for Father's Day!
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Daddy Dates was a timely book as I have a young daughter and needed the encouragement to continue to build into my relationship with my daughter. The general idea behind the book is amazing, however it seemed that the book didn't really move past the idea that fathers need to build a relationship with their children. He helps fathers see that a man must "date" his daughters just like he dates or dated their mother.
I believe that in our present times where so many fathers focus more on their career and providing for their family financially, Wright points out that we need to be there relationally and emotionally for our daughters.
In my mind the book could have had more practical ideas and ways for implementing the technique into the readers life. The book was a quick read which was primarily do to the fact that it was a culmination of stories about his own experiences. The book would have gained more in my rankings if it had more factual evidence or proof from others who have applied his techniques.
Overall it was a good read.
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Recently I read "Daddy Dates" and honestly couldn't put the book down. While I am a female and the book was intended for males, the message was still the same- dad's need to invest time in their daughters. Greg Wright wrote in such a simple way and offered so much advice when it came to this subject. His purpose was simple, show his daughters love before other men did.
I truly loved this book and felt that it was a book all ment of daughters need to read.
As a father with four daughters, Greg Wright has found what works for their family. Daddy Dates. He began dating his girls from a young age and has now put his experience into this entertaining and informative book. Wright takes us on a journey of age groups, personality types and the affects of peers.
Greg wants what we all want for our daughters, the hope that they will grow up to be strong and confident. The hope that we will have strong relationships with our children throughout their lives. And the hope to save them from too much heartache as they journey through adolescence.
Daddy Dates by Greg Wright is a wonderful book for anyone(a mother or father) that wants to raise a strong, confident daughter. I was given the chance to read this book by Booksneeze and am so thankful for the opportunity! I laughed, I cried and I've tucked away a lot of helpful information about raising girls. We have 3 daughters, so I think the information will come in handy! The book was written really well, almost like Greg was sitting across from you at the coffee shop and was explaining what worked for him and his family. It is a book that I wish I could buy a copy for everyone of our friends that has daughters. I believe it could make a ton of difference in a young girls self esteem if fathers simply followed the principles in this book. He talks about spending time doing things that your daughters enjoy doing. He doesn't suggest simply quality time, but time doing an activity they enjoy and actually talking to them. I lost my Daddy when I was a preteen, but I had a wonderful relationship with him, because he took time to talk to me. We went on walks and talked and did things I wanted to do. It was not all about him. This book has really made me examine my parenting and I hope it helps me be a better parent.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that has a daughter, no matter if she's 1 or 21! This book was received from Thomas Nelson Press in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.