Are you a dad? Are you a dad of a daughter or daughters? If you are and you have not read Meg Meeker’s book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know you need to finish reading this blog, then stop everything, go to Amazon.com (or wherever you buy your books from) and download, order or otherwise purchase this book and spend the next couple days reading it cover to cover. Then you need to read it again a few months later, and then again, and again. Yes, it is that important. This is hands down the BEST book for Dad’s with Daughters. I’m not saying other books are not useful or good or have nothing to offer; I’m just saying that if you only read one book in your life about parenting, this one should be the one (unless you only have boys of course).
This book was first published in September of 2006. As of the date of this post the paperback edition was #1 on the Parenting Girls list on Amazon.com. The Kindle edition was #6 on the same list, the hardcover edition was #9 and the audio book edition was #18! It was the only audio book in the top 25 and no other book even had another edition in the top 25! Furthermore, the paperback edition of her companion book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, was #42 on the same Parenting Girls list. Most of the other books in the top 10 we published sometime after 2010. This book has 481 reviews with about 4.5 stars. Only 3 other books in the top 50 has more than 200 reviews.
Look, I’m talking to you, Dad’s with Daughters… you have to read this book. I don’t care if you don’t like to read! Cry me a river! Is your daughter worth it? Is she worth the cost of the book and the few hours it will take you to read it? If you don’t like to read get the audio book. And don’t tell me you don’t have time. That is a load of C-R-A-P! If you don’t have time to read this book then you are telling me you don’t have time to invest in your daughters life.
I’ve read Dobson’s book, Bringing Up Girls; it is a good book with lots of good advice on raising girls. But he refers to Meg Meeker’s book so often throughout his book he could have saved a lot of time and effort by just telling people he didn’t need to write a book on Daughters because the best book on daughters had already been published when he wrote his.
I’m telling you, the only Dad’s that can afford to wait to read this book are Dad’s with daughters
younger than about 12 months old still in the womb. The rest of you need to get this book and read it now. Don’t waste another minute. Get the practical advice and steps you need to be the Dad you were meant to be by getting this book and reading it, over and over again.