Book Review: "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

by - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today's review is the book "Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts: The Road Map for Any Dad to Raise a Strong and Confident Daughter" by Greg Wright.

When faced with the reality of raising four (4!) teen daughters, Greg Wright went on a soul quest. He came back with a mission: Don’t Screw Up.

This funny, insightful, and relatable book poses the wildly original concept that should be a “duh” for most dads—but isn’t: In order to raise a confident woman-to-be, show your daughter what it feels like to be treated with love, respect, and true interest by a man who loves her.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is very easy to read and written from a guys perspective. I placed myself, however, into two other perspectives: a parent and a daughter. As a parent, I found the book heartwarming. Many times, the bond between father and child is strained, especially in the families that I knew growing up (including my own.) I loved that a guy took the initiative to get to know his children beyond the basic question "how was school today?" Key concepts were: dates don't have to be expensive, should be tailored to the child, and should focus on getting to know what is going on in your child's life. By establishing this close relationship early on, our families can be stronger and void of the nagging, spying, and rebelling

As a daughter, I loved that a dad would genuinely want to get to know his daughter. Not just spending time with her because the wife said to take the kids along. The father-daughter relationship is one that will affect her own choices when it comes to choosing her spouse. The dad should be the example of who he would want her to marry and how a man should treat her. Greg Wright's daughters are truly blessed and now any father can bless his daughters by reading and applying these concepts.

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge by No other compensation was received. Opinions are solely mine.

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