Dads You Are More Important Than you think.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
The most important person in a young girl’s life? Her father. That’s right – and teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker has the data and clinical experience to prove it. After more than twenty years of counseling girls, she knows that fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for their daughters’ lives. Now Dr. Meeker, author of the critically acclaimed Epidemic: How Teen Sex Is Killing Our Kids, show you how to strengthen – or rebuild – your bond with your daughter, and how to use it to shape her life, and yours, for the better. Directly challenging the feminist attack on traditional masculinity, Dr. Meeker demonstrates that the most important factor for girls growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values. To have one, she shows, the best protection against eating disorders, failure in school, STDs, unwed pregnancy, and drug or alcohol abuse – and the best predictor of academic achievement, successful marriage, and a satisfying emotional life. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters reveals:
- The essential characteristics and virtues of strong fathers – and how to develop them.
- How daughters take cues from their fathers on everything from drug use, drinking, smoking, and having sex, to self-esteem, moodiness, and seeking attention from boys.
- Why girls want you to place restrictions on them (even though they’ll complain when you do).
- How to become a hero to your daughter – and why she needs that more than anything.
- The one mistake fathers make that is the primary cause of girls “hooking up”
- Why girls depend on the guidance of fathers through, and even beyond, their college years
- Recipe for disaster: the notion that girls “need to make their own decisions and mistakes”
- Why girls need God – and how your faith, or lack thereof, will influence her
- How to communicate with your daughter – and how not to
- True stories of prodigal daughters” – and how their fathers helped bring them back
7 Secrets of Raising Sons
Whether they’re shooting hoops or pitching tents, fathers and sons have a special bond. But in a world of MTV, ADD, and STDs, dads often compete with violent video games and sexy music videos for their son’s attention. So how do fathers raise mature, confident, and respectful boys in today’s toxic culture?
Dr. Meg Meeker, critically acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, answers that question in her brand-new book Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons. This 7-step guide explains how parents can raise a strong son in these turbulent times. Taking readers from boyhood to manhood, Dr. Meeker delves into the mind, heart, and spirit of boys. She shows parents that there is no greater blessing – and no greater responsibility – than raising strong, young men. In Boys SHould Be Boys, Dr. Meeker reveals:
- Why you are the most important influence on your son’s behaviour (not peer pressure, pop culture, etc.)
- Why it is not normal for teenage boys to be moody and rebellious
- How rules – not Ritalin – can alleviate ADD and ADHD
- How to talk to your son – pitfalls that moms and dads face.
Dads, boys need the frogs, the mud, and the outdoors. But most important, they need you. You can make the difference between the boy your son is and the man he will become. In Boys SHould Be Boys, Dr. Meeker shows you how.