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Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity


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Raise secure, confident kids in a gender-confused world

From the moment someone first asked “Boy or girl?” every child’s identity is tied to his or her gender. But how that identity fully takes shape depends greatly on the influence of their parents and what they teach their children about the innate value of being male or female.

In this eye-opening book, family researcher Glenn T. Stanton offers a clear vision for why gender matters in how we raise our children. His thought-provoking insights expose the problems with stifling stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then highlight a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.

You’ll discover…

what gender-appropriate behavior looks like at various ages—and why you shouldn’t panic if your toddler boy plays with his sister’s dolls.

how to help your daughter become secure in her sense of significance—whether she prefers chasing butterflies or shooting hoops.

how to inspire your son to compete and take healthy risks—in ways that fit his unique personality.

how moms and dads complement one another as they discipline differently, comfort differently, and influence differently.

what you can do on a daily basis to nurture your children’s God-given design and help them resist the pressure to conform to arbitrary cultural rules.

With practical tools, well-researched insights, and real-life scenarios, this book equips parents to launch daughters who are secure in the power of their femininity and sons who are confident in their strength to make a difference in the world.

About the Author

GLENN T. STANTON is the director for family formation studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively around the country on issues related to gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting. Often sought out by national media to speak to these issues, Glenn is the author of three books and numerous articles. Glenn and his wife have five children.

Table of Contents

What makes a good man? — What makes a good woman? — What a boy needs most — What a girl needs most — The journey to manhood : making healthy men out of healthy boys — Metamorphosis to womanhood : making healthy women out of healthy girls — Why it's good when Mom and Dad disagree — The serious business of play — How moms and dads together influence language development — Balancing grace and discipline — Preparation versus protection : why both Dada and Mom are right — Your child is a sexual being — How Mom and Dad raise kids who care — Gender differences : the basis for a healthy family — Appendix: Are men and women really different? : consulting the sciences.

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How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Stanton, Glenn T.
Child rearing - Religious aspects -
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Health & Sexualit
Religion : Christian Life - Family
Parenting - General
Teaching Methods & Materials - Health & Sexuality
Child Care and Parenting-General
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