I just finished reading Raising a Modern Day Princess and was rather disappointed. The whole reason for purchasing the book was to learn how to raise a princess. Instead it was a 200 page advertisment on why you should start a MDP program. Which sounds awsome, but again I wanted to learn how not, why to have the MDP program or how great it is. In fact the the description of the book, "help your daughter journey into womanhood with a healthy self-image and knowledge of wh oshe is in Christ!"... Is false advertising because none of that was in the book.
Amazing book! Very helpful -- it made me realize how important fathers are to forming a well-balanced woman! We moms have to pray for our husbands to step up to the plate and love on our daughters. We girls so need our father's approval and unconditional love and dads may fail but thank God we have a Father that will never fail us. All moms (and dads) should read this book!
I have to say that reading this book has spurred me on to be more deliberate in making memories for my kids, and my daughter in particular. And to remind her of past events that she is too young to remember.And now, after reading this book, I have many ideas and strategies to keep that practice going.Doreen and Pam have hearts for young women and it shows in their writing and creative ideas to help make girls feel special and a princess of the King. The authors' idea of building up young women through mentoring is Biblical - a practice that must be deliberate, thoughtful and bathed in prayer. We cannot just hope for it to happen. And crowning that mentoring journey (if I may be so bold as to use that phrase) is a special party honoring your princess. This party is akin to a sweet sixteen party or a debutante party, but families can create a party that fits within their budget and comfort zone. The important part is taking the time to honor and challenge the young lady to live a life of a daughter of the King. Which the mentoring process (before the party) focuses upon.These ideas can be adapted to Non-Christian situations. Pam and Doreen show how civic and other community groups can facilitate these parties also.
I was not sure what to expect from Raising a Modern Day Princess. I am a mom of three young girls so a lot of the content I have not started thinking about. This book gave me a lot to think on and some really good ideas for raising my girls.
Have you ever wanted something so badly you looked forward to it for weeks, only to find out when you got it, it wasn't at all what you wanted?That is exactly how I feel about this book. Raising a Modern Day Princess by Pam Ferrel and Doreen Hanna. I've procrastinated this review all day because while this book was good, it wasn't at all what I was expecting. It wasn't what I thought it would be.I wanted a book that told me how to raise my daughters to be Princesses, to really be daughters of the King. I wanted to know, not some step-by-step plan, because those don't work. But I wanted to know what I can do to help me raise my daughters to be godly young women.This book instead is about mentoring. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to mentoring. Not at all. This book deals with rite-of-passage ceremonies, and not with the nitty-gritty details I desperately need.I wanted help raising my girls to be godly, not some book about mentoring and having rite-of -passage ceremonies. I don't want my girls to be godly for a ceremony, I want them to be godly for life.I'd have to give this book 2 stars, it is very well written but so not want I wanted or expected.