Saturday, May 7, 2011

daddy dates review

It was with much anticipation that I awaited this book provided for me from, free of  charge for the purpose of reading and writing a review of  it.  I am not a daddy.  But I am a daughter, albeit a grown one. My Dad was a good man, I can not say he prepared me for womanhood as thoroughly as Mr. Wright is striving.

For starters, the tone and rhythm of the writing is easy going and entertaining.  I had several laugh out loud moments at his observations of  the female species and a few tears as well.   As a woman,  I  nodded several times as he made an observation of our species that I had to admit to.  One such  statement early in the book is "Pursuing a relationship with  your  daughter is a conscious choice,  and it takes energy and imagination and (and there's no way around this) the willingness to deal with messy emotions and questionable logic."   I can't disagree.

The book is full of touching examples of his adventures with his daughters.  This book would be an excellent read for any man  who finds his home overrun with estrogen bearing children.   With caution to take things slowly and build trust, Mr. Wright gives  great direction on building a relationship with  your daughters that will help you navigate the mine fields of the teen years.   It might be somewhat predictable, and some might argue that the book is just common sense.   But what I have observed and experienced, is that many fathers don't put the effort into parenting daughters into confident women.

I definitely would recommend this to any father who finds himself looking into the eyes of a newborn wrapped in a pink blanket and questioning..."what do I do now?"

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