Wondering How to be your Daughter's Father? Dec 17, 2009
My daughter is 13 and acting out the violent chemical storm that is brewing inside her. As an old school father, this bleep was making no sense to me and I was either unable or unwilling to help her. I felt powerless. After reading this book, I am confident that I understand her experience and her expectations of me. Moreover, I understand my importance to her and the good I can do by leading, protecting and supporting her. As a result, our relationship has improved 10-fold and she is blossoming before my eyes.
The advice this book contains is not easy to follow. But, if you do it consistently, things will get better between you and your daugher. If you are a wimp or a loser, none of this applies. So, man-up and get after it!
The author, Meg Meeker, is a woman who strongly believes in a Christian god for all the right reasons. She feels that your daughter needs to believe in God so that she has a Dad when your not there. So, if that would put you off and you can't replace Chapter Eight with your own perspective, then this book is not for you. I'm a pantheist and I just don't buy the invisible Daddy bit. My spirituality and morality have different roots. The point is that your daughter needs a moral and spiritual compass. So, give her one!