Monday, August 01, 2011
I read a helpful book recently called 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter. It covered topics relating to sexuality, body image, culture, and marriage and family from a Christian worldview. Though there was a lot in the book I wouldn't feel comfortable sharing with my 13-year-old, there was lots of good information, too. I think the most helpful thing about books like this is that they inspire me to actually make it a priority to have pointed discussions. It's so easy for me to put this kind of thing off, or wait for the 'perfect' moment. I was convicted that I need to be intentional to meet with Keely (I don't feel the younger ones are ready for this particular 'conversation', though the book does suggest adaptations for different age groups of girls). Last Friday, Keely and I got up early and over coffee (for me) and hot chocolate (for her) we spent some time talking through the notes I'd made from the book. It was a great time of discussion, and I'm looking forward to our next meeting.
What books have you read that you've found helpful in training your daughter?