Most dads love their daughters, but they're uncertain how they can show that love in a way their daughters understand...or figure out what their girls really need from them.
Jay Payleitner has given thousands of dads great, man-friendly advice in his bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad. Now Jay guides his readers into what is unexplored territory for many of them--girl land--giving them ways to...
- do things with their daughters, not just for them
- lecture less and listen more
- be on the lookout for "hero moments" and take advantage of them
- realize that their daughters are females...and tailor their actions and responses accordingly
- give their daughters a positive view of the male sex
Dads will feel respected and encouraged--not made to feel guilty--and they'll gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their girls. Great gift or men's group resource.
- Healthy Father-Daughter Relationship
52 Things Daughters Need From Their Dads by Jay Payleitner is an interesting resource for fathers wanting to better understand, relate to and spend time with their daughters. A lot of the information and suggestions are based on common sense or past experiences but they are often overlooked by fathers struggling to relate to their teenage daughter.
As I currently don't have any daughters reading this book was more for preparation purposes but I think most of the 52 things would be very helpful if I do have a daughter. Some of the insights were also helpful in relating to younger cousins and other females who at times, like most guys, I have struggled to understand.
The narration was quite good as the author of the book narrated it, so he could add the added emphasis that is sometimes lacking in other audio books.
This book would be a useful resource for any father who has daughters and really wants to spend quality time with them and develop solid life-long relationships.
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What if instead of being uncomfortable and feeling weird about relating to your daughter, there was a way you could make a deep and meaningful impact? What if instead of fumbling around taking queues from the world, another Godly Dad spent time actually mentoring you through this process? Final question in this triad, if there was a resource like this, would you find a way to get your hands on it and actually do something with the information? This audio by Jay Payleitner is that resource.
A friend of mine ends his sermons on Sunday with this statement, “Sanctification has not happened yet because you have not applied it.” When one endeavors to listen to lists of things they can do, or missed doing in important relationships in their life, there is the temptation for condemnation and guilt. With an reluctant and heavy heart, I chose this audio purposefully in hopes that anything would be better than nothing in attempts to touch the daughters in my life. I have to be honest it was hard listening to this audio, a few times I cried like I just finished watching a chick flick and liked it. It was hard. Revisiting regret is hard. It is why one of my frequent prayer requests is for a spiritual fruit; faithfulness with the 4 G's (God is great, so I don't have to be in control; God is glorious so I do not have to fear others; God is good so I do not have to look elsewhere; God is gracious so I do not need to prove myself.).
I listened and re-listened to this audio for a week. Very good material, reminders, and biblical hope. Each item is broken down with this beginning…Daughters need from their dads to… and 52 items later. This audio was interesting to me. It challenged, inspired, and enlighten me in many ways. A few of my favorites were;
1. Reading Proverbs every morning.
2. Ninja prayer time.
3. Sometimes just go out for ice cream and have fun.
3. “If I lined up all the …., I would choose you.”
It did make me think and Jay held my attention. The narrator/reader did and excellent job of balanced volume and tone. It keeps your attention . The recommendations were presented in a cohesive, graceful, loving, weaker, tender yet appealing manner. I was also pleasantly surprised in the midst of two psychology driven examples out of 52, Jay did successfully convey Biblical truths saturated with scripture. I would HIGHLY recommend this audiobook to other Dads of any age. Thumbs up
Hope produces endurance and perseverance. …remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 (ESV)
948104: 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship
By Jay Payleitner / Harvest House Publishers
It isn't easy being a dad, especially to daughters! Guiding you into "girl land," Payleitner offers a year's worth of ideas to help you build a positive relationship with your child. Discover how to do things with your daughters, and not just for them; lecture less and listen often; take advantage of "hero moments"; and more.
- Every father who has a daughter needs to read this
Great book with lots of helpful ideas on how fathers can show their love to their daughters in ways that are meaningful to her.
52 chapters and amazingly 52 weeks in a year! Why not listen or read one chapter on the same day each week and look for ways to apply the "take away" points with your daughter/s during the next week.
Lots of wisdom and practical advise gleaned from the author and narrator of the audiobook Jay Payleitner, who has a regular radio segment on fathering that is played on hundreds of radio stations around the US.
Every dad should read this book - a number of times - no matter what age your daughter is. There is advise for fathers who have daughter from ages 3 to 30 and beyond.
Unfortunately, I am afraid, most men will not buy this book and read it, let alone put into practice the things contained in it's pages. So mums, you may need to buy this book and have your daughter give it to her dad for father's day or his birthday. A bit of a dirty trick - I know, but the end will justify the means.
As this audiobook was read by the author, the right emphasis was given at the right times, and it is pleasant to listen to. Also, each chapter has it's own short MP3 file - making it easy to find the place that your are looking for without having to re-listen to the whole book again.
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- Very Practical
I thought this was quite a cute audio in places, with lovely stories of how Dads can bring great joy to their daughters throughout both their lives. The author's narration is perfect with a rich mature voice adding extra weight to his own experiences which his shares openly with the listener. I really liked the quotes from both scripture and other places, at the end of each chapter or 'need' as they summed up the topic nicely. As there are 52 'needs' I would recommend listening to each one individually, possibly throughout the year as a type of devotional, rather than in one large chunk, as I got a bit of idea overload listening to this. I think this would audio would actually work really well in a group situation and would be a lovely gift for new parents of a daughter and even for god-parents too.
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