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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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