Here’s a newsflash: I’m not a girl!
Nevertheless, one book I read this week was A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier. I now know more about makeup, hairstyles, and clothing selection then ever before. This, of course, is only the beginning of what I will learn.
You see…I have three girls. They’re still young (8, 6, and 4), but I figure that I better get a head start right now on learning about the issues and problems that growing girls face, and how, as a father, I might be able to help.
Fathers, as a tip for Father’s Day, if you have daughters, do yourself a favor and buy and read a copy of this book. It was excellent. I can’t think of anything Katie missed. She dealt with inner issues like self-esteem and emotions, body issues of clothing, hair, makeup, all the transitions of puberty, and moral issues like dating, sex, and religion. And Katie’s style of writing perfectly matched the content of the book. As I read, I often felt I was eavesdropping on a pajama party sleepover conversation where a twenty-something woman answered questions from a roomful of teenage girls.
I will definitely be giving a copy of this book to each of my three girls, and using it as a handy “reference guide” for myself as they get older.
Disclosure: This book was sent to me by Thomas Nelson publishers for review through their BookSneeze program.