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Sunday Snippet: Bringing Up Girls – A GiveAway…

August 30th, 2011 · 51 Comments

Time for another GiveAway. A fantastic Giveaway: "Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women" (James C. Dobson) I have so enjoyed reading this book, I am still enjoying reading this book!!!

I am in the middle of this book, and I could read all afternoon and post later… or post now and let you start entering!!! The author speaks for himself!!! I have three daughters and I am aiming to raise them as godly women. To do this I need to be intentional about how I raise them… by the time they are eighteen and on the verge of leaving home it will be too late to think of the things I need to teach them and to equip them. So I am reading, reading and reading about raising daughters, and mentoring their hearts, not to mention what pitfalls are lying in wait on our journey to adulthood.

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He begins by explaining the difference between girls and boys and frankly with five boys and three girls I can certainly tell the difference!!! Girls require a different finesse, girls really are just different and our approach to raising girls and boys, while fair, are quite different. He goes on to discuss the many pressures placed on our children today to succeed and to perform. And somehow our daughters have so much more pressure as they have a worldly image of womanhood that is really “in their face” from a very young age… They must be beautiful, they must be thin, they must be top of the class, they must have a dynamic career, they must somewhere in there also be wonderful wives and raise beautiful children. This book is actually making me a little sad as I read about expectations and pressures that are placed on our girl children that I hadn’t even thought of yet.

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I love Dr. Dobson’s question and answer chapters, he tackles real questions that you may have and he tackles them head on… there is no “Well, you must do what you think is best” attitude from this author!!! I love the Chapter entitled Father’s to Daughters, packed with snippets and suggestions for fathers… packed!!! Frankly, this is the absolute take home chapter from this book… I know my husband will love it and it will help him as he wanders through the impending years of teenage daughters!!!
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So I am going to carry on reading and this book is up for grabs… comment away, enter away… I can’t wait for all your entries!!!! If you would like to win this book, then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 4 September 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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51 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lesley // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I would love a copy of this book, it is excellent. With 4 girls this would be a great book to win.

  • 2 Jess // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I have two girls and may have another in the next few days so could certainly use this book!
    Jess´s last blog post ..Independent Work Habits

  • 3 Rikki // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    This sounds like an amazing book for moms with daughters. I only have one, but she is very different from her older brother.

  • 4 Linda B // Aug 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    My little girl is just over a year old. I need this book!

  • 5 The Iowa Wxpat // Aug 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • 6 Mrs. H // Aug 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Oh I’d love to be entered in this one. I have his Bringing Up Boys book, but my youngest two are girls.

    Thanks!
    Mrs. H

  • 7 Christine // Aug 30, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Three girls (and four boys)… maybe the one ‘in the oven’ will be a girl too? This book looks very good… I’d love to read it :)

  • 8 Brandi // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    This book sounds wonderful. I have four daughters (infant up to 12 years). I love reading your blog!

  • 9 April O. // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    This is such a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • 10 Deb // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    wow – someone was just sharing about how great this book is last sun: would love to read it.

  • 11 Gina // Aug 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I have this book on reserve at the library…..waiting. But I would love to own a copy! 3 girls!!

  • 12 Elisa // Aug 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I would like to read this book!

  • 13 Melanie Grant // Aug 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I would love to win this one, I have the one for boys and when I read it I thought…. no wonder!! It really made a big difference. I have been trying to take this out at our local library but not there yet:( so would love a copy of my own

  • 14 Mumsy // Aug 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

  • 15 3GoatMom // Aug 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    With 2 boys and a girl in the middle I sure could use some sage advice – especially since Princess Huffs-a-puffs-a-stomps Alot has moved in in place of my easy going little girl.

  • 16 Pam // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I have my own pack of girls and this book looks great!

  • 17 Kim Allen // Aug 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Yes please, my oldest daughter is 10 years and growing up way too quickly….feel like I am running out of time! Need this book!

  • 18 Becky // Aug 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I have two girls and take care of two more. This looks like it would be a great resource.
    Becky´s last blog post ..5 Minute Makeover

  • 19 Cheryl // Aug 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

    How can I resist entering, with two girls in the family! Thanks for the chance. I’m so aware of the pressures that they are already under, but am intrigued that there may be others I’ve not considered. Absolutely love the photos of your three individual girls.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Muddy Boots

  • 20 Kelly // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:24 am

    What timing! As I put my daughter to bed this evening and she expressed her concerns of the day, I thought how different from her two older brothers! I could really use this book!

  • 21 Krista // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time! I’d love to win it!!!

  • 22 Karen M // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Oh, how I hope to win this!! Fingers crossed & thanks for the opportunity!!
    Karen M´s last blog post ..From your Child

  • 23 Lillian // Aug 31, 2011 at 5:07 am

    With 3 girls, I’d love to have this book, so count me in! I love the pics of your girls. Can’t wait for Hood #7’s hair to grow out again! :) Thanks, Lillian

  • 24 jacki // Aug 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Count me in for our three girls!
    jacki´s last blog post ..the daily climate I create

  • 25 Jocelyn Skelly // Aug 31, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’ve been watching my girls grow up way to fast and need this book!

  • 26 Katherine A // Aug 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I would love to win this. With 4 boys and 1 girl I can see the differences.

  • 27 Cheryl // Aug 31, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I keep meaning to get his other book Bringing up Boys with 1 Girl and 2 Boys I thought I should prioritize accordingly but reading your thoughts on this book makes me realize I can’t afford to waste any time – she’s already 6! Thanks for entering us to win!

  • 28 Shells // Aug 31, 2011 at 7:59 am

    My little girl is only 15 months but I think this is the perfect time to start with the good books!
    I loved the book for boys.
    Thanks again for your site ;-)

  • 29 Sally // Aug 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

    This book looks amazing, our little girls are capable of so much, we just need to unlock the potential, think I might get a copy of this one anyway if I don’t win :-)

  • 30 Janine // Aug 31, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Hi, please enter me – I have a 13 year old daughter – she is delightful but complicated. I think that this book would really help her dad understand her better as they don’t really get along :-)

  • 31 auntymuffin // Aug 31, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Looks like a wonderful book! So I just had to enter!

  • 32 mel // Aug 31, 2011 at 10:29 am

    lovely blog – and you’re right – a great book :)

  • 33 Cara // Aug 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Just got this book out of our school library – would love to have a copy for myself. Thanks for your great blog.

  • 34 Anel // Aug 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    i’m going to have a girl, real soon – after two boys.. need some insight here! Thanks

  • 35 Meliah // Aug 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    What a wonderful book I have 2 girls they are 8 & 7 and I have been looking for some good books to read to help them plus my hubby needs 1 haha. Now to find 1 for the boys.
    Meliah´s last blog post ..Slacker

  • 36 Tracey Cass // Aug 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I have 4 boys and 1 girl. She’s my youngest and it’s definetly different raising a girl. She is going through some things that the boys never did. I would love to win this book! Thanks!

  • 37 Mary Catherine Register // Sep 1, 2011 at 3:24 am

    My daughter is only a toddler and yet I already feel a lack of direction in how to raise her to be a godly woman. I would love to read this and get a sense of what our goals should be and how we should go about achieving them with her sweet heart.

  • 38 Darya Bowen // Sep 1, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Sounds like a great book- I have a 5 year old daughter.

  • 39 Baglady // Sep 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Dr. James Dobson has loads of wisdom. A great book to own.
    Baglady´s last blog post ..Masterchef australia – goodbye Jonathan

  • 40 Hazel // Sep 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Oh wow! Now here is a giveaway I would dearly love to win! With 5 girls ranging from almost 15 to 2 and another due in 6 weeks I often feel quite overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising Godly, confident young women. I need all the help I can get…how wonderful that there are these fantastic resources available to us these days!

  • 41 KT // Sep 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Oh pick me, pick me! My nearly 8 year old would surely benefit! :)

  • 42 Denise // Sep 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I have four boys and two girls and I too know there is a difference in raising them!!! I would love to read Dobson’s take on it! Thanks again for another great give away.

  • 43 LindaOz // Sep 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I have 6 daughters so far, and 6 godly women is my goal. This sounds like a good book to read.

  • 44 Kim // Sep 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Yes I absolutely love Dobsons books! I have read the bringing up boys but not the girls one. I have only boys but am pregnant and have yet to find out who this little person is …. so perhaps I will need this book.

  • 45 Yolande Cullingworth // Sep 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Sounds like a good book full of good advice! Please count me in!

  • 46 Julia // Sep 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I only have sons so if I win this book I will gift it to someone who I feel can benefit from it. That would obviously be after I have read it. I LOVED the boys version of this book.
    Julia´s last blog post ..Random updates on a Spring Day

  • 47 Sam // Sep 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for telling us about this book. Would be great to win it too:-)

  • 48 Anne // Sep 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I have a 6 year old daughter and I would love to read this book!

  • 49 Kate // Sep 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Ooh, am I too late? Count me in, if the doors haven’t closed yet! Been eyeing this one for a while…

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