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Parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. James Dobson presents the highly anticipated book Bringing Up Girls! Based on extensive research, and handled with Dr. Dobson's trademark down-to-earth approach, this book will equip parents like you to face the challenges of raising your daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women.
Bringing Up Girls will challenge young women to overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and to ultimately excel in life! This is the perfect companion to Bringing Up Boys (OP) which was, and continues to be, a runaway hit; selling more than 2 million copies to date!
Bringing Up Girls - Practical advice and encouragement for those shaping the next generation of women.
"Tambin est disponible en espaol!" Spanish- Bringing Up Girls
Do you have boys AND girls? Order Bringing Up Boys (OP) and keep all your hair!Publishers Description
2011 Retailers Choice Award winner "Bringing Up Boys" by parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. James Dobson was, and continues to be, a runaway hit, selling more than 2 million copies to date. Now, Dr. Dobson presents his highly anticipated companion book: "Bringing Up Girls." Based on extensive research, and handled with Dr. Dobson's trademark down-to-earth approach, "Bringing Up Girls" will equip parents like you to face the challenges of raising your daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women who overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and who ultimately excel in life.Community Description
Bringing Up Girls - Practical advice and encouragement for those shaping the next generation of women
By Dr. James C. Dobson
Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 9 1/8
Available in Spanish and on CD!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.48" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.08"
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 13, 2010
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
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|Good read! Jun 10, 2010|
|This was, I think, the very first book I've read by renowned author Dr. James Dobson! (I'm not sure if that's a good selling point or not. ;))|
Anyway, I had no idea what to expect when I started this book, but overall, I was pleased with it. It covered, in Dobson's friendly, conversational style, many aspects that go into raising healthy girls, and while much of what he writes about seemed to be common sense (to me), there were several chapters that I read eagerly, happy to be gleaning more information about these complicated little creatures we call girls!
I especially loved his charm-bracelet story by the girl who saved herself for her future husband. What a great idea! I plan to give Hallie (and Olivia! wow! :)) similar bracelets of their own one day... if finding bracelets in that unique style is not too difficult!
I appreciated all the research Dr. Dobson went through for the writing of his book. Although sometimes reading the research behind the topics got a bit dry, it is good to know that his thoughts are based on quality research and not just ideologically driven.
Reading this book (and seeing how much of it I could mentally check off as something we are already doing or are planning to do with Hallie and/or Olivia) made me very grateful for the (mostly! ;)) grounded backgrounds that Dan and I come from. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to get off on the right parenting foot with the solid parenting that we have had in our lives. I recommend this book to anyone raising girls-- Dr. Dobson addresses a lot of good points with grace and humor, and I think you could definitely not be any worse off in your parenting for having read this book!
|Lot to Love. Lot to Be Concerned About. Jun 9, 2010|
He sold something like 4 gagillion books, but this is the first James Dobson book I have ever read. Bringing Up Girls is probably exactly what I was expecting, and maybe more so in some ways. Let me summarize my reading in two points.
First, this is an excellent book and treatment of the topic of girls. Over and over again, I found myself needing to be reminded, reassured and encouraged by the things that were being taught. The science, the research, the surveys, the interviews were full and informative, probing and insightful. This book's style changes rapidly from instruction, to interview, to transcript, to science and back repeatedly. This kept the pace going for me, and I was encouraged throughout. It was full of important things that I need to be readying-and steadying-myself for. I believe that parents of girls need to be reading books like this, in heaps.
Secondly, this book was exceptionally discouraging. There was a lot of doom-and-gloom-speak pointing to the realities of what the modern, current American girl looks like on the inside and outside. That wasn't big news though. The highly disappointing thing is that Dobson gave almost no hope to the dilemma. It's not that he didn't have solutions, but his solutions were advice-oriented. The glorious Gospel of grace was almost entirely missing. There was a little bit of Bible-speak in the last chapter (The Last Word), but it really should have been used in heaps to offset the misery that a portion of the chapters spoke to. It should have been used liberally throughout to be the harbinger of hope.
Dobson takes lots of opportunities to sit down and talk-it-out with kids on rough matters. He consoles them with soft speech, polished words and affirmations of their value. This direction is an immense disservice to them and the readers, though they may feel better...and more books will be sold. Dobson teaches very specifically that satisfaction begins with self-worth/self-esteem. This is not the Gospel. This is another Gospel.
Dr. Dobson has done the world a lot of good over the years, I'm sure. But speaking only from the reading of this book, his approach is psychological (as he was trained) almost to the exemption of the biblical. That's not where I am headed or want my baby girl to head.
There is stuff to learn, and I am thankful for the opportunity Tyndale afforded me to review this book. I would read more Dobson and take the encouragements I receive, but I would be/will be wary. Because my focus isn't first on my family.
|Bringing up girls Jun 7, 2010|
|If you want to expand and gain insight into relationships with girls this is the book to read. James Dobson has assembled much important information and examples regarding the female mind and its unique differences from the mind of males. Since most human error is a result of ignorance or "lack of knowledge" I highly recommend this book, especially for fathers who stand to benefit the most from this insightful book.|
|Very little new here Jun 6, 2010|
|First, let me say that I am a supporter of Focus on the Family and have turned to Dr. Dobson's works many times for wisdom and suggestions to enhance my Christian walk and life. With a 10 year old girl who's quickly approaching teen years and starting to show typical tween attitudes, I was anticipating some good practical suggestions on raising her. However, after reading this book, I must say I was let down and disappointed. The title, "Bringing Up Girls: Practical advice and encouratement for those shaping the next generation of women" was misleading. I found very little "practical advice" in the book. In fact, I had a hard time finishing the book. Much of the book is rehash of his previous writings on differences between boys and girls and the importance of a father's influence on the development of a young girl, the deleterious influences of the culture on our children (old news) and the misdirected emphasis of beauty in the lives of girls. The problem I had with the book was the over reliance on excerpts from Focus on the Family radio broadcasts (which he simply reprinted in the book) and writings of other psychologists, sociologists, doctors, etc. which Dr. Dobson simply reprinted (with permission from the authors). Reading the radio broadcast scripts was painful....like reading the script from a play in 11th grade English class. In addition, I found the frequent interjections of poems and lyrics from secular songs to be sappy, irritating, annoying and a distraction. |
The book did have a few redeeming gems: Chapters 13 and 20 with their Q&A formats give the reader the ability to quickly look for topics of interest and pass over areas not relevant to their lives. Chapter 17: Charming Your Daughter was a wonderful story about the precious value of purity in a girl's life and it gave a wonderul idea on how to convey this to your daughter (read the chapter...I won't spoil it here). For those with no medical background, Chapter 18 will provide a very good summary of basic growth and development issues for girls focusing on the influence of hormones on emotions and behavior.
The chapter on "Protecting Your Daughter From Invasive Technology" (Chapter 21) gave good advice, but again, was rehash from already published materials. I found this chapter simply reaffirming in our current approaches to this area of our duaghter's life.
Overall, the book was not worth purchasing. I would have done better to simply check it out from the local library.
|Liked a lot of the ideas Jun 6, 2010|
|I liked quite a few of the ideas in this book. Although I didn't agree with a few of the ideas, many of them were things that I hadn't thought about in an organized way and it was nice to see them here. |
Raising girls is tough and the more help parents can get, the better off they and the girls will be.
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