Readers of Daddy Dates by Greg Wright should not approach this book expecting to glean some new, profound, or ground breaking insight. Really, a lot of what you'll read between the covers of this book is common sense. However, my experience is that common sense is not necessarily all that common. To that end, Daddy Dates is a very quick, easy, and lighthearted read that seeks to encourage fathers to pursue relationship with their daughters. Greg Wright shares how, through his own journey of trying to be a faithful and loving father to four daughters, he has come up with an approach that allows him to regularly break away from the household rut - away from school, sports, and family - and get real with his kids. He shares how, through studying his daughters and getting to know each of their unique personalities, he is able to plan special times (daddy dates) with each of his girls that ensures that they are the main event. And more importantly, Wright shares how through dating his daughters, he is able to perform some "daughter decoding" - using this one on one time to ferret out the truth of their hearts and minds in an effort to find their God-given abilities and nurture them. Best of all, Wright shares it in a way that is very approachable for the "average" dad.
In the end, Daddy Dates is really about encouraging dads to combine three readily available components - talk + action + time - to establish and build trust with their children in the hopes of maintaining a position of influence that will have eternal impacts.
Daddy Dates by Greg Wright was a great book to get you thinking about how you should be treating your daughters and get them thinking on how they want to be treated from a man in the future. As parents we should be training our children so why not carry that over to the dating arena and showing them what they should expect and how they should be treated. Greg does a great job of not only showing you what to expect with girls throughout the years but also getting into their minds to show the reader how girls think. He writes very cleary and adds a good amount of humor into it.
I recieved this book for my husband to read and he really enjoyed it. Our girls are still a little young but it is never too early to start. He has some great pointers on what to be watching out for and also ideas of things to do with them throughout the years. As fathers it is really important to win your little girls hearts so they will trust you and be strong, confident women when they grow up. Dad's play a key role in this. Daddy Dates is a must read for every dad who has little girls.
As a dad to one precious daughter I was looking forward to diving into Daddy Dates by Greg Wright from the moment I saw the title. I have read numerous books on parenting, and some specifically for dad's and daughters, but this one was highly anticipated since the author has four daughters himself. What I liked from the start with this book was the humility of the author. He does not come out with a new "how to" or offer some theory of parenting that works with everyone; he is simply sharing his story of how he raised and continues to raise his daughters. My goal has been to be a hero to my own daughter and have her look to me as an example of how a man should act towards women. I often fail and fall short, and this is why it is great to have a plan and an outline. You may stray from it periodically but this book can certainly help you stay on course. One of the best reminders for me as a dad, and I think all men can relate, is the reminder that we try to fix things and don't give sufficient time for listening and hearing. Allowing for your daughter to talk without offering solutions every time is something I will have in my mind from now on....even when it is painful to do so. One of the key points that the author has done with his daughters is in regards to dating. Without spoiling this, it certainly will spark a conversation, regardless whether or not you agree with it. I admit, it has me thinking even though my daughter is not that age yet. For the fathers out there that are trying their best to understand women, specifically your daughter(s) this is a great book. I would highly recommend it to all fathers as you will undoubtedly glean at least a couple ideas that will help you be the father that God intended.
I did receive this book from the Booksneeze bloggers program for free in exchange for an honest review and was not compelled to post an positive review.
Daddy Dates , this is a topic that hits close to home for me and as soon as I saw this book offered to review on Booksneeze , I knew I just had too. Growing up in my household has always been a challenge, but something that ever since I can remember is that my dad has always made time for us to go on daddy-dates . From just the two of us at the movies watching Pirates of the Carribean 4: On Stranger tides to having Thursday night dinners at either KFC or Crown and Badger to Saturday/Sunday afternoons every so often at Bayfair - Just the two of us. It is something that I think all parents and in this case fathers should do with their children and if they have sons , then have a father/son man's date. In Daddy Dates by Greg Wright it tells the adventures of his dates with his four daughters and at the back of the book it comes with a personality quiz to see if you are a lion, golden retriever, beaver, otter - I came in more a Golden Retriever followed closely by Mr. Beaver. It also includes 15 top date ideas for you and your daughter to have fun with. The one thing that you have to remember about father/daughter dates is that you dont have to be a switched on/ wealthy dad you just have to know how to love your daughter and have fun :)
Suddenly realizing that he was the lone male in a house with five women rapidly approaching the teenage years, Greg Wright determined to "not mess up" as a father. Wright decided take a business-like approach an destablished both a mission statement and a plan to develop a close relationship with his four daughters, and he used his best relational gift: the date. This book is an explanation of what he does and how it has worked thus far.
Wright's plans are fabulous. Simple, yet based on research, he explains differences in personality types and communication styles between men and women, and the details ways to bridge the gap. His writing style is funny yet shows many great truths about how children want to relate to their parents. This book serves as a great resource not only for fathers to their daughters, but can also be used by husbands for their wives and generally by any person towards any other when a close relationship is desired.
This book would make a wonderful gift for new fathers or for Father's Day gifts. My husband will be getting a copy!
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.