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Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Review: Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl by Dannah Gresh

Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl: Guiding Your Daughter from Her Tweens to Her Teens (Secret Keeper Girl)


Book Description:
Bestselling author, speaker, and founder of the Secret Keeper Girl conferences, Dannah Gresh shares with moms the secret to helping today’s girls grow up confident, grace-filled, and strong in their faith.

Studies show that the foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of 8-12 and that a good relationship with mom is one of the most important factors. So when the world wants girls to grow up too fast, how does a mother help her young daughter navigate the stormy waters of boy-craziness, modesty and body image, media, Internet safety, and more? With a warm, transparent style, Dannah Gresh shares six ways a mom can help protect and guide her daughter, including:

-help her celebrate her body in a healthy way
-unbrand her when the world tries to buy and sell her
-unplug her from a plugged-in world
-dream with her about her prince, and more

This wonderful resource also provides moms a Connection IQ Inventory to test their mom- daughter relationship, creative and fun activities to do together, and Scriptures for the mom to pray for her daughter.
My thoughts:
I have to honest and admit that I really wish it wasn't time to pick up a book like Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl: Guiding Your Daughter from Her Tweens to Her Teens (Secret Keeper Girl). In fact, I probably should have picked it up sooner, but I wanted to live in La-La Land a little longer! If you are like me and are reluctant to admit you have a daughter that is not too far away from entering womanhood, then Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl: Guiding Your Daughter from Her Tweens to Her Teens (Secret Keeper Girl) by Dannah Gresh is a wonderful book to help you overcome your reluctance.

Dannah Gresh encourages moms to have a relationship with their daughter and the importance of making that connection when your daughter is in her "tweens". She then goes on and shares how to make these six connections that will help instill critical values that your daughter needs. Theses chapters are filled with very practical and doable ideas. This is a wonderful guide, especially for the hesitant mom. When I finished the book I really felt that some those "Important Topics" that needed discussed aren't going to be quite so hard to introduce and build that special relationship with your daughter.




2 comments:

  1. Arrgh! As much as I hate to admit it, I'm only 1.5 years from having a daughter at that threshold. I need all the wisdom and encouragement I can get!! Thanks for the review!

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