Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl
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Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl

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by Harry H. Harrison, Jr.
     
 

Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page—some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.

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Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page—some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It’s filled with helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She’s not breakable. And accepting bittersweet reality: Prepare for the day when you’re not the most important man in her life.

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Children's Literature
This neat little handbook is wisdom passed on by the author from fathers of successful daughters, 378 pages of short suggestions, to be exact. The book begins when "she" is born and is divided into sections called The Wonder Years, The Mystery Years, Girls and Spirituality, Girls and Sports, Girls and Money, Girls and Cars, Girls and Boys and Older Girls. There is advice for every occasion and some will surprise you, like, "She may decide to punish you by not talking. Enjoy your peace!" (p.193) There is invaluable advice that is likely to bring a smile to your lips or a tear to your eye. A perfect gift for the new father! 2003, Workman Publishing, Ages adult parent.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761129776
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 4.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Harry H. Harrison Jr. is a parenting expert and author of 1,001 Things It Means to Be a Dad and other 1,001 Things books from Thomas Nelson. For many years, he operated his own award-winning creative consultancy firm, Harrison Creative Directions. 

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Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Dodgerbug More than 1 year ago
With 6 sons all now having babies, this is a great book for the new Dads. They seemed to be left out with all the showers for moms and babies almost getting no attention at all. They all really think it's very special to get something just for them. Now a days the dads as so much more hands on that any advice they can get is good. As they look through the book, they all chuckle as to how true alot of the sayings are. The Father to Sons book is great also. I am highly recommending this book to all new dads.
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my husband and I loved this book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my husband on his first Father's Day. It's humerous and practical. We have enjoyed looking through it for 4 years now and know we will continue to enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish my father had been fortunate enough to read this book before I became a 46 year old parent myself but he read it this week. He laughed at the wonderful simplicity and cried for the lost ties that may have bound us together more closely by reading this little big book. Don't be fooled by the one-liner way in which this book is written. Keeping it simple with some unbelievable wisdom is as good as it gets.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read. My mother gave this to me for Christmas after my wife and I presented her with her first grandchild. What an excellent gift. Thanks Mom, and thanks Mr. Harrison for putting these simple, important facts and tidbits of wisdom together for us fathers to read.