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52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship

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Most dads love their daughters, but they're uncertain how they can show that love in a way their daughters understand...or figure out what their girls really need from them.

Jay Payleitner has given thousands of dads great, man-friendly advice in his bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad. Now Jay guides his readers into what is unexplored territory for many of them—girl ...

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Most dads love their daughters, but they're uncertain how they can show that love in a way their daughters understand...or figure out what their girls really need from them.

Jay Payleitner has given thousands of dads great, man-friendly advice in his bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad. Now Jay guides his readers into what is unexplored territory for many of them—girl land—giving them ways to...

  • do things with their daughters, not just for them
  • lecture less and listen more
  • be on the lookout for "hero moments" and take advantage of them
  • realize that their daughters are females...and tailor their actions and responses accordingly
  • give their daughters a positive view of the male sex

Dads will feel respected and encouraged—not made to feel guilty—and they'll gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their girls. Great gift or men's group resource.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is not only practical and incredibly insightful, but this is stuff I can immediately incorporate in relating to my three daughters. Jay Payleitner has done a wonderful job making this a go-to book for dads of daughters. Hint: Moms, buy this book for your husband!"

Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and author of Teenology and Confident Parenting

"In easy-to-swallow and to-the-point snippets, Jay gives dads fantastic advice. This is a great tool for any father who wants to be intentional about raising whole and healthy children in a culture that makes that task difficult. I love his approachable writing voice and the alarming but truthful cultural research you'll find in this book."

Dannah Gresh, author of Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl and Six Ways to Keep the "Good" in Your Boy

"Every dad wants his daughter to grow up with dignity, self-respect, grace, humility, virtue and significance. These attributes do not come overnight. Jay's approach helps dads with the development of these desirable character traits from early childhood through walking them down the aisle. This man-of-God approach will play a major role in our daughters selecting a man of God for a husband."

Darrel Billups, executive director of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men

"Although raising a daughter seems foreign and frightening to many men, we play a huge role in our little girls' lives. In this book, my friend Jay provides dads with a wealth of insights and practical ideas that will help them invest wisely in their daughters' lives. Maybe best of all, he does it in a way that allows dads to smile and get rid of the fright. He instills confidence that you can have a close and difference-making relationship with your daughter."

Carey Casey, CEO of The National Center for Fathering, radio host of Today's Father, and author of Championship Fathering

"What a wise and wonderful book! Jay Payleitner has given us not only 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads...he has given us 52 practical, funny, doable, and amazingly powerful things daughters need from their dads. Read this book and be sure that you give copies to every father of a daughter. He will rise up and call you blessed. His daughters will too!"

Steve Brown, popular author, seminary professor, and radio teacher on Key Life

"Dads have the unique opportunity to influence, guide, and encourage their daughters to grow into godly and gracious young ladies. Jay Payleitner mixes humor with wisdom and biblical insights to help strengthen the bonds between family members. 52 Things Daughters Need from their Dads is a playbook that gives a father the tools he can use for building a lasting and loving relationship."

Karol Ladd, bestselling author of The Power of a Positive Mom

"Payleitner has done it again! Each section of this treasure chest of wisdom contains insights on what every daughter needs from her daddy, and tips every man needs to think about—all in an easy-to-read format. Well done, my friend!"

Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Better Dads, Stronger Sons and That's My Girl

"Just about all the dads I know want their relationship with their daughters to be the best it can possibly be. But then life interrupts. We get distracted with other things and before we know it, she's out the door pursuing life on her own. 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads is so helpful not only because it reminds us of the priority our daughters should have in our lives, it also gives us creative, useful ideas for how to create an unbreakable bond with them. Thanks, Jay, for your heart to help all of us dads!"

Wayne Shepherd, national Christian radio host of First Person with Wayne Shepherd

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736948104
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 199
  • Sales rank: 162,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He's also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they've raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

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    There are many self-help, how-to books on almost any subject you can think of but few of them are relevant for everyday living. Although the title may seem narrow, the message in this book is not. It is applicable to anyone in relationship, but specifically geared to the father/daughter relationship. "52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads" by Jay Payleitner offers an in-depth look at wise and practical ways a father can build a lasting relationship with his daughter. Payleitner states: ". . . no matter what their gender, you have to be intentional about pouring your love, commitment, and compassion into their little hearts from the day they are conceived until the day you die . . . that challenge is going to take . . . time, energy and creativity . . ." He adds that one of the most important tasks a parent has is to "help every child you may have to reach [his or her] highest potential." The chapters are short and easy to understand, closing with a "takeaway" or an introspective thought or suggestion to ponder on and implement.

    "52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads" is a carefully thought out instruction book, tested and tried by the author, that will enhance your relationship with your daughter and, I dare say, with your son or spouse or friend. The content is relevant for the times and readily utilized without major expense. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, wishing I still had my dad, wishing I had been a wiser parent myself. Whatever relationships you may have, this book could provide an invaluable tool to making it a stronger one!

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