She Calls Me Daddy,
“7 Things You Need To Know About Building a Complete Daughter” by Robert Wolgemuth
This book, which was originally released in 1996 and has sold over 300,000 copies, has now been updated by the author with over 40% of the book being comprised of new material. The book was great back then and its even better now. Having built (raised) two daughters of my own I can tell you that if there ever was a owners manual on how to raise a daughter, this is it!
Wolgemuth artfully explains that there are seven critical foundational elements in building a complete daughter.
- Protect your daughter
- Teach the art of conversation
- Express affection
- Discipline appropriately
- Create laughter
- Instill faith in God
- Demonstrate proper conduct
Each chapter ends with a Builders Checklist which summarizes the tools you need to build the foundational element in the chapter. I thought this part was a brilliant idea. I wish I could tell you my favorite, or the most important foundational element in building a complete daughter, but I can’t, they are all equally important and Wolgemuth shows you why each one is needed to build your complete daughter. Miss one element and your daughter will be incomplete.
Being the father
of a girl can be a
journey into the great
unknown, and it makes
no sense to go it alone.
Every new father needs to read this book, and even if you are already a father of a son and you find yourself blessed with a little pink bundle, you need this book just as much as the new father. Girls are different, trust me I know. In the pages of this book you will find encouragement, and the practical guidance you will need on your journey of growing a confident, God-honoring woman who will (still) call you daddy.
I am blessed to have received a copy of this book for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes. I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.
Parents of two daughters and grandparents of five, Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth are the authors of more than 20 books. Robert’s best-selling titles include She Calls Me Daddy, the notes to the Devotional Bible for Dads, and The Most Important Place on Earth. Bobbie’s books include the Gold Medallion best seller Hymns for a Kid’s Heart, coauthored with Joni Eareckson Tada.
They have had the privilege of nurturing their own children’s faith. Now Robert and Bobbie celebrate as the next generation is being led to Jesus Christ.