Synopses & Reviews
As a former boy, a father immediately understands why his son builds a tower of blocks, calls it a boom crane, and then knocks it down. But why does his daughter build the same tower, call it an ice-cream cone, and then offer a taste? As Harry Harrison, author of the chunky little bestseller Father to Son, would suggest, fathers of daughters should simply enjoy that imaginative treat, and every other she's likely to dream up.
Filled with short, sweet, inspirational words of wisdom, Father to Daughter is a book of guidance for Dads on loving, shaping-and learning to comprehend-their inscrutable little girls. Divided into stages from infancy on up, it offers a pithy lesson on every page. Helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She's not breakable. Advice on passing down skills: Show her how to climb up a tree. Also, how to climb down. Your role: Be home for dinner on time. This is very important. Make sure she knows she can call you at any time and you will go get her. This is why the cell phone was invented. Guideposts, both material and spiritual: Give her a piggybank when she's little. She's never too young to learn the value of saving. And, Help her understand that there's more to life than wearing the right jeans. And finally: Prepare for the day when you're not the most important man in her life.
Hundreds in inspirational yet practical ideas for passing on values are featured in this little book of wit and wisdom for fathers. "Father to Daughter" is a book of guidance for dads on loving, shaping, and learning to comprehend their inscrutable little girls. Two color.
A little book of wit and wisdom for fathers
- Companion volume to the perennial bestseller Father to Son, with 322,000 copies in print
- Hundreds of inspirational yet practical ideas for passing on values
- Ships in time for Father's Day
- 10-city author tour
Filled with short, sweet and inspirational words of wisdom, this is a book of guidance for dads on loving, shaping - and learning to comprehend - their inscrutable little girls. Divided into stages from infancy up, it offers a lesson on every page.
Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page--some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.
Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It's filled with helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She's not breakable. And accepting bittersweet reality: Prepare for the day when you're not the most important man in her life.
About the Author
Harry Harrison is the best-selling author of Father to Son, Life Lessons on Raising a Boy (Workman Publishing); Father to Daughter, Life Lessons on Raising a Girl (Workman Publishing) and A Guy's Guide to Marriage (Andrews McNeel). He has worked with and counseled men for twenty years on the joys and hilarity of marriage and fatherhood.