Daddy Dates by Greg Wright is a must read book! While reading, you feel as though he is sitting across the couch from you chatting about what it's like to be a dad. He approaches this important role in a man's life with humour, charm and insight.
Daddy Dates starts with his realization that he wanted to be a great dad to his four daughters, but just wasn't sure exactly what that meant. He sets off on a journey committed to being intentional about getting to know his daughters as individuals, and being the strong male influence in their lives. By teaching them how they should be treated with care, concern and genuine thoughtfulness, Wright is raising daughters who know their real value and worth.
The book is full of hilarious anecdotes, examples and ideas to help jump start each dad's plan to treat his daughter well at every stage of their growing up years. Wright shares insights into the female heart and mind that he has learned as the lone male in a house with five women. He doesn't leave anyone out, including plenty of ideas and encouragement for all dads, even those who may not live with their daughters due to divorce.
Helpfully included are tools to let dads discern the different personality types individual daughters may have, and "date" ideas that may appeal to each style. He even covers why it's important to continue to invest time and energy in dating your spouse throughout your entire marriage.
Even though as a mother, I am not the intended audience for the book, I enjoyed it so much I cold barely put it down!! A great read for moms and dads alike! I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review, and I know it's going to be passed around to many of my friends!
This book was a really good read. It was an easy book to read and I read it in one sitting on the plane. I had a misconceptio about the book but that changed after I read it. I thought this book was about a divorced dad who now dates to make his kis happy but in reality this book is about a married dad who takes his daughters on dates to get to know them and make them feel special. It gives them a way to bond and talk to their father and he can learn more about his daughters that he might not have been able to know. He learns what music they listen to,favorite foods,etc. And the kids feel special when the dad takes out time in his busy live to get to know them as indivuals. The best quote of all is on page 198 where the author says"I'm not a smart man...but I know what love is..." Without love, life is pointless. I will say this, this book does not have Christian undertones in it so it may not be a book that is about being a Christian or Christianty which people enjoy reading on booksneeze.com but it still is a good book to read.
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"Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright is a quick, easy, charming read. Greg shares the story of his "dating life" with his 4 teenage daughters. He also points out reasons this "dating" is important for the growth and development of his daughters as women, as well as himself as a father.
His entertaining and humorous conversation style of writing made reading his adventures a joy. The chapters are short and sweet making it easy to put it down (if absolutely necessary-however I doubt you will want to) and pick right back up where you left off. Some chapters were hilarious making me giggle out loud. Others were touching and made me tear up at the sweetness and thoughtfulness that this father put into in daughters.
Not only was it insightful into the mind of a father but also to the mind of men and women alike. Comparing men's brains to "Container Store" store boxes made me think "Ohhhh so that's why!" And his comparing women's brains to pieces that all move and connect to each other also made me think "Ohhh so that's why!"
I would definitely recommend this book for fathers of girls of any age. My husband (who doesn't enjoy reading unless it's about fishing)will hear about this book for sure. Since it is such an easy, enjoyable, and humorous read maybe he will be able to pull some usable gems to put into practice. Happy Reading!!
This is an amazing book. I started reading and really had a hard time putting it down. In our house, it's a bit opposite from his house. He was surrounded by daughters. Lots and lots of daughters. I am surrounded by one daughter and two boys. But I felt this book would really reach any parenting circle.
In the book, he talks about forming a relationship with your children. He did it by having 'daddy dates', which were basically special one-on-one dates with each of his daughters. He called them up (just like a 'normal' date might start), asked his daughter out for a specific date and time. Then, when they would go on the dates, the bonding began. He focused on listening. Lots of listening. Getting to know her for who she really was, and not for who he thought she should be. It was his mission as a father to get to know his daughters and "don't screw up".
It was easily written with a bunch of humor thrown in. Although the concept is a simple one..I felt it is a much needed one. In fact, as soon as I put the book down, I called my own son, who is 7, and asked him out on a date.
Would I recommend this book to my friends? Big Hands Down YES! :D
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In a world that prizes women for their "sexiness", Greg Wright is determined to raise confident young women who know the difference between a "pterodactyl" and a true pursuer of her heart. Funny and honest, he shares a "roadmap" on how to date the special girls in your life: daughters. His formula for raising daughters is simple: pursue her. Take the time to talk to her. Let her know she is special. Give her yourself, not just your money. Never let her doubt that she can trust you. Don't Screw up.
.Although he does use some stereotypical stories of girls (not every girl is "girly"), his love shines through every page of this book. The chapters are short, his humor is tempered (this book isn't just silly) and his honesty refreshing. Every father of daughters can relate to his experiences. I especially appreciated his date ideas in the back of the book for the creativity-impaired fathers.
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