Friday, May 6, 2011

Daddy Dates By Greg Wright

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

Greg Wright, father of four teenage daughters, developed a plan to spend time with and get to know each of his girls through what he calls "daddy dates". In this book he shares his personal experiences and outlines some practical steps a dad can take to initiate dates to get to know his daughter and stay engaged in her life.
Wright started taking his girls on dates when they were between 6 and 10 years old. He wanted to teach his daughters respect, confidence, and what to someday expect on a date.  He would call his daughter up to ask her out to a unique date planned for that girls interests and personality.  Some of the dates were fancy, other dates were casual, but each date included some time talking with his daughter, listening to her, developing a trusting relationship and getting to know her better.
My favorite story is when Wright describes his first date with his 9 year old daughter. He brought her flowers, held doors for her, and took her to a nice dinner. Afterwards she was so moved  by the date, she started to cry, and told him she never felt so special. 
I definitely recommend this book.  It is a quick read that offers a lot of practical ideas. It's simply one dad sharing what has worked for him. Greg Wright recognizes the significant role a father plays in his daughter's lives and is using "daddy dates" to nurture that special relationship.
Disclaimer: I received this book free through the booksneeze book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.