Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children Into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2011 - Education - 276 pages
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Raise secure, confident kids in a gender-confused world

In this eye-opening book, family researcher Glenn T. Stanton offers a clear vision for why gender matters in how we raise our children. His thought-provoking insights expose the problems with stifling stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then highlight a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.
You'll discover...
   ·  what gender-appropriate behavior looks like at various ages--and why you shouldn't panic if your toddler boy plays with his sister's dolls. 
   ·  how to help your daughter become secure in her sense of significance--whether she prefers chasing butterflies or shooting hoops.
   ·  how to inspire your son to compete and take healthy risks--in ways that fit his unique personality.
   ·  how moms and dads complement one another as they discipline differently, comfort differently, and influence differently.
   ·  what you can do on a daily basis to nurture your children's God-given design and help them resist the pressure to conform to arbitrary cultural rules.
With practical tools, well-researched insights, and real-life scenarios, this book equips parents to launch daughters who are secure in the power of their femininity and sons who are confident in their strength to make a difference in the world.

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Extremely thorough, good information

User Review  - Stephanie W -

Secure Daughters, Confident Sons, by Glenn T. Stanton, teaches about "authentic masculinity and femininity" from a Christian worldview. In a world where people willingly conceal the sex of their child ... Read full review

Informative But At Times Dry

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As a young mother raising a 2 year old boy and a 1 year old girl I have struggled with knowing the right and wrong of raising each gender. I have wondered if I have forced or heavy influenced my son ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

GLENN T. STANTON is the director for family formation studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively around the country on issues related to gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting. Often sought out by national media to speak to these issues, Glenn is the author of several books and numerous articles. Glenn and his wife have five children.

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