A truly unbeatable resource: My Review of "Bringing up Girls" by Dr. James Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (Softcover, May 2012)
Parents everywhere can rejoice! Help is on the way to aid you in understanding the inner-workings of your daughter, courtesy of Dr. James Dobson. Newly released in paperback form, Bringing Up Girls offers a wealth of knowledge not only to parents, but to teachers, mentors, church leaders, and any one else who has a role in raising females in today's complex society. Dr. Dobson tackles difficult subjects such as decisions about love and sex and dating, how to handle peer pressure, how to handle eating disorders, and the differences between girls and boys.
I truly believe that Bringing Up Girls offers one of the best resources today on raising girls. As a father, I admit that I am often baffled by the inner workings of the female mind, and I greatly appreciated the straight-forward manner in which this book is written. The book is laid out in a logical format, and is very easy to read, whether you want to read one chapter at a time over a period of weeks, or whether you want to read it all at once. The book is filled with fascinating statistics and appears to rely on solid research in describing such things as gender differences or the important role of fathers in children's lives. I also greatly appreciated Dr. Dobson's firm stance on things like the importance of teaching abstinence, something that is all too lacking in today's culture.
I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars. It not only has found a permanent place on my own shelves, but I will be recommending other parents make sure to purchase this valuable resource.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
About the author
Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including The New Dare to Discipline; Love for a Lifetime; Life on the Edge; Love Must Be Tough; The New Strong-Willed Child; When God Doesn’t Make Sense; Bringing Up Boys; Marriage Under Fire; Bringing Up Girls; and, most recently, Head Over Heels.Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at theUniversity of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson recently received the “Great American Award” from The Awakening.