As Greg Wright, father of four girls, realized his oldest was approaching her teen years, he wondered what he could do to help them make solid, wise decisions. His solution? Daddy Dates. He began taking his daughters on dates. He theorized that when he wanted to show their mother how much he loved her and how interested he was in her, he pursued her and was creative as well. He decided to try it out with his girls. He resolved to call them on the phone, and ask them out on a Daddy Date (one at a time). He paid careful attention to what they were interested in, then told them exactly what to expect on the date. Wearing a suit, he came to the door to pick them up, then escorted them to the car and opened the door for them. He explained to each of them what they should expect when they began dating, and told them how men should treat women, modeling it to them. He also made sure to talk, asking open-ended questions and carefully listening to the answers. Doing this often over the last nine years, he has developed amazing relationships with his daughters, built on trust and respect.
Wright is extremely easy to read and understand, and he presents many different situations he has been in with his girls. His Special Thirteenth Birthday Daddy Date is pure genius! This book was a quick read, but full of practical advice and ideas. The appendix at the end includes a personality test for help in understanding your daughter(s), and fifteen of his best Daddy Dates. As the father of two daughters, this book has immediate application value to me. One of my greatest fears is that somehow I'll fail my daughters and they'll fall into horrible circumstances because of my lack of guidance; Daddy Dates is full of ideas on how to make sure that doesn't happen (or to at least reduce the chances). Thanks Greg.
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