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

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Sep 26, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 226 pages
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One day motivational leader Greg Wright realized that the four set of pretty young eyes under his own roof were looking to Dad to be strong, fearless, and wise.

The reality was, the lone male in an all-girl household ("heck, even the dog was female") was only thirty years old and felt like he had been shoved into the deep end of the estrogen pool without swimming lessons.

That's when the love-struck father of four gorgeous pre-teens started searching for a plan for how to be a successful Dad, and did what any sensible guy would do. He bailed. Not only on his family, but into the woods, to seek a "solution."

Daddy Dates is an entertaining and practical look at how one American father found his sea legs and is navigating through the tricky waters of parenting girls. In this game-changing book, Greg shares his easy-to-follow secrets for how married and single dads can go beyond high-fiving to bridge the gender gap and become the clued-in man who knows his daughter best.

Dads have more influence on their girls than anyone.  Learn what makes your daughter tick, how to talk to her effectively and connect more profoundly, at any age.

If being their hero is your mission, it's not impossible. Daddy Dates is your road map to get there.

"Hi honey. It's Daddy. I'm calling to see if you'd like to go on a date with me tonight."

"Um, yes, Daddy I think I would."

It's a phone call Greg Wright has made over and over again.

By age thirty, Greg was the overwhelmed father of four beautiful little girls, with one thought running through his mind over and over again: Don't Screw Up.

Daddy Dates is about a guy taking his best shot at being a successful dad by trying to know his girls?really know their fears, dreams, and opinions?and how he stumbled across an incredible strategy to do that with daughters of any age or stage. 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.

Daddy Dates is not another "how to" book from a parenting expert. It's a personal, eye-opening, often humorous look at an Average Joe's intentional pursuit of his daughter's hearts and minds, and the love-inspired steps he is taking to solidify Dad's place in each of their lives, forever.

Whether married or single, Daddy Dates can help you better connect with virtually all of the females in your life. Using Greg's communication cues, you'll be blown away by what you'll learn about your child, and how you can make a powerful, lasting difference?especially during her rocky teenage years.

Daddy Dates is about one thing?becoming her hero?one date at a time.

Endorsements:

–Matt Crossman, Senior Writer for SPORTING NEWS magazine (and father of 2 daughters)

DADDY DATES wondrously focuses men (and the women who love them) on the affirmation & empowerment  a father’s creative attention, energy, and love can have on the  precious daughters in our lives. 

–Jan Goldstein, bestselling author of THE BRIDE WILL KEEP HER NAME (and father of 3)

It’s an easy thing to say that any father with a daughter should read this book.  But, the truth

 

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A great guide to winning your daughters' hearts

User Review  - welovetohomeschool - Christianbook.com

Greg Wright is the father of 4 daughters. As they grew older, he felt a burden to capture and hold on to their hearts. In this book, he shares his journey of what he did and what he learned, in the ... Read full review

Great book for all men with woman in their lives.

User Review  - SommersR - Christianbook.com

Daddy Dates is a great book for dads looking to love on their daughters. The book is a great starter on how to get involved and actually know who your daughter is. What do they love. What makes them ... Read full review

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Contents

What Do I Know?
9
The Pursuit of Happiness
15
My Date with Destiny
21
The Wright Way of Thinking
31
A Walk in the Park
37
Getting It
43
Daughter Decoding
51
Good to Go
61
The Dao of Dating
129
Whatever Works
139
Princess PlayDoh
145
Tweening
151
Lucky Number 13
159
The Apples Grow the Tree
169
Almost a Woman
175
College Girl
185

How to Talk to a Girl
69
Totin the Load
79
Friendship Rocks
87
The River and the Whirlpool
95
Bumpy Roads
103
When Daddy Doesnt Live There
113
Mommy Dates
121
Sliding into Love
193
Afterword
199
Daddy Dates Pop Quiz
200
Top 15 Daddy Dates
205
Acknowledgments
211
About the Author
214
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