Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Book Review: Secure Daughters Confident Sons
Secure Daughters Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity interested me. I mean, who doesn't want to raise secure daughters and confident sons? However, I didn't really find the book to be as "eye-opening" as the back cover claims.
Part 1 discusses "A Clear Vision For Authentic Manhood and Womanhood". Although the book is written from a Christian perspective, I found it to contain many generalizations like "men think this way" and "women usually do this" rather than looking at what the Bible says men and women should be like. I do think that it is valuable to think about what qualities I hope to instill in my children by the time they are grown, to think about what I am aiming for in a sense. I just did not really care for the way the book went about it.
Part 2 is titled "Why Boys and Girls Need Mothers and Fathers". Again, not very eye-opening. The information in this section is pretty basic and did not really keep my interest. Sorry, but I was just not impressed with this book.
I received a copy of this book for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. They obviously did not pay me to write this. ;)