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Posted July 12, 2012
What a wonderful book! Here are 88 ways to help every father communicate how special his daughter is to him. It is so well organized - couldn't be simpler! I am buying this as gifts for all the dads I know.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2012
"She'll be your daughter for life. But she'll only be your little girl for awhile. Make the most of this special time with the help of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates."
I was honored to be asked to review this book for Revell Books. Having a daughter, especially at such an impressionable age, and her hero dad be able to have even more ideas of ways to spend together, was the reason for wanting to review this book.
With so many different ideas, some inexpensive, some expensive, and some totally free, the authors (who are local's of where we live) give dad's a huge resource of what they can do with the the little ladies in their lives. From baking together, to going to pick apples, to playing dress-up, to having a campout in the backyard, each date it broken up into three categories: Grab, Go and Grow. Grab the things items you may need for the date, Go on the date and Grow from your time together which gives dad's questions to ask their daughters and scripture that relates to the evening.
One date that my husband and daughter did was the Bike Ride date (#42). She got a new bike for her birthday and when the weather turned nice, out they went. She couldn't wait and they had a blast with it just being the two of them.
This is a fantastic resource for dad's. I know it will be a book that gets picked up many a time over the next years as my husband takes my daughter out to spend time with her.
Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Revell Books sent me this complimentary copy to review for them. Opinions of this book are solely mine.
Posted March 21, 2012
There are a handful of books I wish had been printed during my childhood or early adulthood. 88 GreatDaddy-Daughter Dates is one of them. Had this book been out when my father was raising me, my relationship with him when I endured my teen years could have been much stronger. I am grateful my daughter has an opportunity to have the strong relationship with her Daddy I wish I had as a child.
Rob and Joanna Teigen have put an invaluable resource into the hands of fathers. Within the pages of their book are multiple date ideas complete with supply checklists and budget boundaries under the label of “Grab,” an introduction to the date idea and instructions under the label of “Go,” and a brief devotion for Dad to discuss with his girl and a prayer for their date under the label “Grow.” There are several additional resources listed throughout the book, each related to one of the dates.
I began reading this book out loud to my husband as he and my daughter planned a night out. The “Be a Blessing to Mom” date mentioned doing something for mom. Initially, he rolled his eyes at me. “Yeah, it’s all about you,” he chided. Much to my surprise, when they arrived home, our daughter bore a gift for me. “We picked this out for you, Mommy. Because we love you.” It touched my heart, to say the least. The lesson? It’s important to remember how much mom does for us every day and to remind her how special she is. For a mother whose primary love language is Acts of Service, this daddy/daughter date speaks volumes. I pray one day my daughter has a husband and children who will honor her in such ways.
What I love about these dates is that they encourage fathers to strengthen their relationships with their daughters. They encourage fathers to get their daughters talking and then to listen to what they have to say about themselves and life. The dates encourage dads to go the extra mile, to teach their daughters what godly women should expect from someone who claims to love them. This is a book fathers should own, no matter what age their princess is.
The second thing I love about these dates is the budget feature. Some dates require very simple things one can find in the closet at home. Others simply require a little gas money. Some are “home dates” and others require dad to take his daughter out. At the end of the book are several dates that require far more money and/or resources but provide memories of a lifetime, such as “Horsing Around” (go for a horseback ride) and “Camping Trip.” Finally, at the end of the book, is a list of twenty dates a father can do with his teenaged daughter.
As a daughter, I feel this is an extremely important book for fathers. As I said, if my dad and I had the opportunity to go on these dates, our relationship when I was a teen would have been much stronger. I’m incredibly thankful to the Teigens for taking the time to write this resource and to Revell for publishing it. Such wisdom from both. Dads, it’s time to take your daughters out…
Please note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the sake of review. I am not required to give a good review. I give my review based upon my own opinion of the book.
88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates is available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Posted March 14, 2012
My husband got this book from his mother because he couldn't think of any way to spend time with his daughter that they BOTH would enjoy. IT'S A WASTE OF MONEY!!! Almost all of the ideas given, included spending money, wasting gas and giving rewards for spending time together!! A child should not have to get a reward for spending time with their parents. The other ideas given, we already do as a family (family of 5, including 2 boys)!! I can see this book MIGHT being only good for dads who have recently gotten full custody of their daughter, even though they spend time together through regular visitations!!
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