Be the Dad She Needs You to Be: The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life  -     By: Kevin Leman
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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be: The Indelible Imprint a Father Leaves on His Daughter's Life

W Publishing / 2014 / Hardcover

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Your little princess needs you to be actively and lovingly engaged if she's going to be successful in life. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and ideas about marriage are all directly tied to you - her "representative" of men. With simple yet profound suggestions, Dr. Kevin Leman helps you become the dad she wants you to be!

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: W Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 (inches)
ISBN: 0529123320
ISBN-13: 9780529123329
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"I want to marry somebody just like..."

Surprise! The relationship that matters most to your daughter isn’t the one with her mother—it’s the one with you, Dad. Her self-esteem, choices, behavior, character, and even her ideas about or choice of a marriage partner are all directly tied to you, as the most important representative to her of the male species.

In Be the Dad She Needs You to Be Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally acclaimed psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and father of four daughters, will show you how to:

  • make each daughter feel unique, special, valued, and receptive to your ideas.
  • discipline the right way.
  • talk turkey about what guys are really thinking.
  • keep the critical eye at bay.
  • wave the truce flag when females turn your family room into a battleground.
  • set your daughter up for relational success.

Whether your daughter lives with you part-time, full-time, or not at all, you can gain a warm, lifelong relationship—one based on mutual love and respect.

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Do I have to be a perfect dad?

Being a dad to daughters is hard. What with the hair bows, the drama, and having to talk about your feelings all of the time—it seems men and women really are from different planets. So what does a dad need to do to connect? And how can you be:

  • actively engaged in your daughter's life?
  • happily nestled as the #1 man in her heart?
  • proudly entrenched as the rock-solid foundation of the family?

You, smart dad, can make a lasting difference. And you don't have to be perfect—just an involved, caring dad. The simple yet profound suggestions in Be the Dad She Needs You to Be will transform your relationship with your daughter and motivate you to be the kind of man your daughter needs you to be . . . for a lifetime.

Author Bio

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, best-selling author, radio and TV personality, and speaker. His award-winning books include The Birth Order Book, Parenting Your Powerful Child, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He has appeared on Fox and Friends, The View, Today, 700 Club, Mancow, and Oprah and has served as a contributing psychologist to Good Morning America. Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, have five grown children.

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  1. Anonymous
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Book Every Man Should Hear
    August 6, 2014
    Anonymous
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Psychologist Kevin Leman's book published by Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio and Narrated by Stu Gray is a must listen.

    Stu Grey's voice brings the jovial nature of the author to life. Within seconds of starting this audiobook I was laughing out loud. The stories and life lessons some taught and some learned by Kevin Leman are shared with a fatherly love and compassion. This tone is properly presented by Stu Grey.

    Being a Father to your Daughter is a high calling and one that needs to be taken seriously. Leman uses humor and scriptural insight to bring his wisdom and experience to the listener. This is an audiobook that can be listened to on a road trip with the whole family or while walking or driving to work. This is good information for men, woman, sons, daughters or any one planning on becoming a parent.

    Christians and Non-Christians alike can find Gold in this audiobook and I highly recommend this and any other audiobook Author Kevin Leman and Narrator Stu Gray produce with confidence.
  2. Anonymous
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Must Read/Listen for Every Man
    August 6, 2014
    Anonymous
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Psychologist Kevin Leman's book published by Thomas-Nelson and Narrated by Stu Gray is a must listen.

    Stu Grey's voice brings the jovial nature of the author to life. Within seconds of starting this audiobook I was laughing out loud. The stories and life lessons some taught and some learned by Kevin Leman are shared with a fatherly love and compassion. This tone is properly presented by Stu Grey.

    Being a Father to your Daughter is a high calling and one that needs to be taken seriously. Leman uses humor and scriptural insight to bring his wisdom and experience to the listener. This is an audiobook that can be listened to on a road trip with the whole family or while walking or driving to work. This is good information for men, woman, sons, daughters or any one planning on becoming a parent.

    Christians and Non-Christians alike can find Gold in this audiobook and I highly recommend this and any other audiobook Author Kevin Leman and Narrator Stu Gray produce with confidence.
  3. mcdanko
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Practical advice for fathers in raising their daughters through every situation
    July 31, 2014
    mcdanko
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Be The Dad She Needs You to Be is a very practical book by Dr. Kevin Leman. It offers practical advice to fathers raising their daughters at various age groups, and the importance of fathers playing an active role in their daughters lives. His book offers practical advice at the various age groups such as what to do when siblings fight, conflict resolution, building up your daughters self-concept (and the importance of it), how to have the talk, how to present themselves clothing wise, dating advice, and what type of boy to marry. It takes a dad through the various stages of maturity in his daughter and guides him through it. Not only are the solutions practical and easy to implement, but they are tactful, sensitive, compassionate, and demonstrates to a dad how/when to convey a message effectively. Dr. Leman discusses using teaching opportunities to convey messages to your daughter in a way that she understands, and is both effective, and efficient. The book helps fathers to understand their daughters better. It teaches them how to develop a closer, more trusting relationship, and how to be effective communicators without coming across as angry, harsh, or critical.

    This book is written in a way that men will find easy to understand and implement. Its assessments on women are accurate, and it will aid fathers deeply in bonding with their daughters. After reading this book, fathers will gain greater insight into what to do when faced with certain situations, and how to effectively resolve them without losing their temper or acting what teens may feel is irrational, old-fashioned, or over-protective. It gives men the tools needed to help their daughters grow up to be independent, confident women with sound judgment. The only critical element that I really found is that he presents biblical principles, but never quotes scripture, or references God. I felt that he also discussed more of a worldly concept of dating as opposed to a biblical, and Im not sure that I feel that his presentation on discussing sex with daughters is entirely sound. Parts of it are fine, but other aspects are a little awkward and too personal of a conversation to have with your child.

    However, the use of behavior modification techniques are very effective in child rearing, as is the advice on how to treat your wife. Dr. Leman discusses why men should communicate in a suggested manner which gives men greater insight into effective communication with a female, and a deeper understanding.

    I would personally give this book a four stars out of five based on the fact that he presents biblical concepts (for the most part) and practical, easy to implement solutions, but fails to draw correlations to scripture. It was a bit too much on the worldly side for me.
  4. Kayetkm
    Sydney, Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A helpful book about parenting daughters
    July 6, 2014
    Kayetkm
    Sydney, Australia
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Dr Leman explains that this book is primarily for dads who "with just a little effort on your part, you can gain the kind of relationship you dream of with your daughter - one based on mutual love and respect". And this is important because he believes that "her self-esteem, choices, behaviour, character and even her idea about a marriage partner are all directly tied to you".

    I liked this book and found enough helpful suggestions in it that I would recommend it to other people. I read it from cover to cover and could have lived without some of the stories, however, the pace of the writing is fast. Leman keeps you reading and interested, although there are times when I am annoyed by his examples. But as book to skim through and dwell in every now and then I think it has something to offer. I found myself reading out suggestions to my husband, and I would recommend it to others.
  5. Ken Simon
    Grass Valley, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wish I had this when raising my daughter
    June 3, 2014
    Ken Simon
    Grass Valley, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I bought this for use by my daughter's significant other (fiance) to help guide my grand daughter (13yr). I had no clue as to what my daughter needed 50 + years ago. This would have been invaluable!!

    We of the male gender need all the help we can get to better communicate with the female gender - especially our daughters.

    Ken Simon
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