Bob and Dannah Gresh have done it again with another home-run book! Talking With Your Daughter About Understanding Boys is a “Great Dates for Dads & Daughters” book. If you are looking for a wonderful bonding experence between Dad and Daughter this summer, this book provides exactly what you need! (And there’s a giveaway, so read to the bottom of the post!)
Talking With Your Daughter About Understanding Boys is a paperback book of 178 pages. It’s divided into 3 parts. In part 1 you’ll read the reasons why we need to teach our daughters–especially tween daughters ages 8-12. And you’ll learn why a lot of this information is best coming from dads. With Dads encouraging and teaching their daughters, the girls are much less likely to enter into risky behaviors.
Part 2 gives you the fun stuff–8 dates that dads can do with their daughters. Each date has a theme and a specific lesson to learn, a prep talk for the dad, an activity (place to go/thing to do), ways to prep your daughter for life (teaching her how to search the internet, for example), the Talk for Dad to have with Daughter (complete with pull-out sheets to fill in), and an MP3 episode to listen to that you can download from the Secret Keeper Girl website.
Here an example from Date #2. The objective is to begin to understand what it means to be a girl. The key verses are from Proverbs 31. The materials needed are baking ingredients and an empty kitchen, because Dad and Daughter are going to make a dessert together! There are a few different recipes to choose from (or pick your own!). There are a number of Prep for Life ideas such as letting your daughter pay for the ingredients at the store. Of course, you’ll play your SKG MP3 episode just before you start in the kitchen. There is also a suggestion for a movie to watch together while you eat your dessert. Finally, there is the Talk With Dad time. The pull-outs included in the book guide dad through the whole discussion. The one for Date #2 helps to identify the strengths of the woman from Proverbs 31 and to help your Daughter recognize her own God-given strengths.
The 8 Dates are:
1. Doing a Prank and learning to understand boys.
2. Cooking a dessert and learning to understand what it means to be a girl.
3. Watching a movie (The Princess Bride) and discovering the difference between true love and counterfeit love.
4. Doing a hike and learning to believe that her value comes from God, not a boy.
5. Doing a treasure hunt and discovering that she is a treasure and should expect to be treated as one.
6. Planting something and learning to grow by feeding herself with God’s Word.
7. Star-gazing and learning to rely on God for guidance.
8. A Celebration Date with Mom and Dad and beginning to view marriage as a picture of God’s love for His people.
Part 3 has some extras, like a 7-day devotional for dads and daughters to do together, ideas for single moms, and the “pull-outs” that the girls will write on for the dates (and possibly keep in their scrapbooks!)
I am positive that my daughters will love these dates with their dad. They do require some planning. But they’re so worth it! I have also done some of the dates with Mom and Daughter. Good memories. :)
Check out these other books by Dannah Gresh. I have loved them ALL!
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And now the giveaway!
Enter through the Rafflecopter app below. U.S only, 18+ please. Winner will be chosen Monday June 9 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Talking With Your Daughter About Understanding Boys in order to write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)