The challenge for every dad of a daughter is to engage her in conversations that are meaningful and life-giving, especially during difficult times. Having insight into what to say and how to say it will distinguish you in building a healthy bond with your daughter.
Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters is here to help dads close the communication gap with their daughters by showing them how to listen and build trust with insights and scripted questions to move from fun get-to-know-you chats to deep discussions that dive into their daughters’ struggles, hurts, fears, and hopes.
Divided into three parts, this book begins by laying the groundwork for dads to prepare themselves to pursue their daughter’s heart, followed with interactive conversation-starters and activities to strengthen the father-daughter bond, concluding with questions for daughters to ask their dads. Filled with real-life stories, statistics, trusted advice, and hundreds of scripted questions organized by themes, Let’s Talk covers a large array of topics such as personality, future dreams, spirituality, sexuality, body image, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
This book is specifically targeted to dads, but moms, friends, family members, and anyone who wants to play a more active role in their daughter’s life will find this book valuable and insightful.
By following this practical, action-oriented playbook, dads will increase their confidence and competence as they sharpen their focus to be a dialed-in dad to their daughters.
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
At the National Center for Fathering, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield plays a leading role in our efforts to encourage and equip dads of daughters. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor, founder of a 9-month group forum for dads of daughters, host of a weekly “Dad Whisperer” radio program and podcast, and author of two books for dads of daughters. Find out more at drmichellewatson.com.
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