Raising a Modern-Day Princess: Inspiring Purpose, Value, and Strength in Your DaughterPam Farrel, Doreen HannaTyndale House / 2009 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
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JLP3 Stars Out Of 5June 21, 2010JLPNow, I dont have a daughter, but I happen to be one. So I thought reading Raising A Modern-Day Princess by Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna might be interesting from my point of view, but the book surprised me. A more appropriate title would have been How to throw a great party for your teen daughter. It didnt have much to do with actually raising girls! The advice the authors give on treating your daughter is good, but it could have all been written in one chapter. In fact, the whole book could have been written in three. The book talks mostly about creating a rite-of-passage party for your daughter, which I think is a great idea. This book can help you plan a celebration that prepares your teen for adulthood. My parents held one for me, and I cant describe the love I felt that day as people blessed and prayed for me. Everyone should have that experience. Overall I approve this book, since it endeavours to turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers. *Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book*
Seth Williams5 Stars Out Of 5June 16, 2010Seth WilliamsI love this book although my daughter is still a bit young for some of the info we have tailored it to her needs an prepares me for what is still ahead as foar as raising my little princess.
Abi4 Stars Out Of 5June 14, 2010AbiThis book is center is around making your daughters entrance into womanhood memorable with a rite-of-passage. It tells the hows and whys to have a rite-of-passage. Gives invaluable ideas and advice on how and when to hold RoP. Godly guidence and Biblical truths are used throughout the book. You can make your daughter walk into the future with courage and confidence. You'll find this book has all kinds of resources (journal, leader's guide and more) at Becoming a Modern day Princess. There is an appendix in the back of the book with worksheets and some ideas also. This program may be used individually or as a group. Make this program something your young lady will not forget. I must say this book isn't what I was expecting. It is geared toward a information book not a how-to book. It deals with how-to and why have a Rite-of-Passage not How to Raise a MDP. Very good if you're looking for hosting your daughter in a RoP night.A copy of this book was provided by Tyndale for this review.
Michelle Smith4 Stars Out Of 5June 7, 2010Michelle SmithRaising a Modern Day Princess by authors Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna sets out to inspire parents of daughters as Raising a Modern Knight did parents of boys. Farrel and Hanna want parents to capitalize on that innate longing within the heart of every girl to be a princess. This princess fantasy presents an opportunity to mold and nurture our daughters' character and spiritual growth into daughters of the King. If you are in search of a rite of passage for your growing daughter, look no further than this book.One especially helpful chapter within this book covers the character traits of security, industry, nobility and generosity, encouraging mothers to cultivate these traits within themselves as well as their daughters. Perhaps the most inspiring portion of this book was the examples of blessings fathers have written for their daughters especially for these rites of passage. Yet most of this book focuses on how to plan and execute a meaningful rite of passage for adolescent girls.In what this book sets out to cover, it covers well. Family, church and community rites of passage are presented as options for celebrating daughters' crossover into womanhood. As Hanna is the author of the Modern-Day Princess program, she naturally recommends this resource, so at times this title almost seems a self-serving commercial enterprise. Yet, it contains some insights perhaps not covered elsewhere.Disclosure: Tyndale provided me a complimentary copy of this title for review. No other compensation was received.
Edna TollisonAge: Over 65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5May 9, 2010Edna TollisonAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleRaising a Modern Day Princess by authors Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna introduced a good number of ideas about parenting teenage girls.This book suggests many types of rite of passage celebrations both big and small that can change and impact a girls life forever. This is a practical book filled with ideas and stories of what other moms and mentors have done to come alongside young women and affirm their self-confidence, beauty, and value.I highly recommend this book to anyone who has young girls in their life. God calls us to train our children in the way they should go, but many parents feels that it is too awkward to talk about. This "relationship stuff" is one of the most important teachings teenagers need, and crave. Who better than to teach it that theer loving parents?I am the mother of one grown daughter but enjoyed the book, I raised my three sons and one daughter in Church and taught them the best that I knew how. My daughter and I have always been really close even when she was a teenager. Now she had a daughter of her own and is passing what I taught her own. She is a modern aged mother as I am considered Old Fashioned but I believe I did good.Disclosure: I received the book from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of writing a review on my blog. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.