Bestselling author, speaker, and founder of the Secret Keeper Girl conferences, Dannah Gresh shares with moms the secret to helping today’s girls grow up confident, grace-filled, and strong in their faith.
Studies show that the foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of 8-12 and that a good relationship with mom is one of the most important factors. So when the world wants girls to grow up too fast, how does a mother help her young daughter navigate the stormy waters of boy-craziness, modesty and body image, media, Internet safety, and more? With a warm, transparent style, Dannah Gresh shares six ways a mom can help protect and guide her daughter, including:help her celebrate her body in a healthy wayunbrand her when the world tries to buy and sell herunplug her from a plugged-in worlddream with her about her prince, and more
This wonderful resource also provides moms a Connection IQ Inventory to test their mom- daughter relationship, creative and fun activities to do together, and Scriptures for the mom to pray for her daughter.
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Product DetailsDannah Gresh is an author, a speaker, and the creator of the Secret Keeper Girl live events. She has sold over 1.3 million books, including Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl, A Girl"s Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls (coauthored with Suzy Weibel), 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters, the bestselling And the Bride Wore White, and Lies Young Women Believe (coauthored with Nancy Leigh DeMoss). She and her husband have a son and two daughters and live in Pennsylvania. www.purefreedom.org.
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Table of ContentsForeword 9Introducing the Six Ways 11Part 1 Becoming a Connecting MomChapter 1 A Mom"s Greatest Compliment 21Chapter 2 A Mom"s Greatest Fears 29Chapter 3 What"s Your Connection IQ? 39Chapter 4 Why Connecting Matters 47Chapter 5 How Connecting Forms Values 55Part 2 Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your GirlChapter 6 Way #1: Give Her the Right Dolls to Play With 65Chapter 7 Way #2: Celebrate Her Body by Punctuating Her Period 79Chapter 8 Way #3: Unplug Her from a Plugged-In World 89Chapter 9 Way #4: Unbrand Her When the World Tries to Buy and Sell Her 105Chapter 10 Way #5: Become the Carpool Queen and Sleepover Diva 119Chapter 11 Way #6: Dream with Her About Her Prince 133Chapter 12 A Connecting Mom Is Not a Perfect Mom 149Acknowledgments 157Notes 159
“I wish Secret Keeper Girl had been available when our daughter was moving through her tweens.”Dr. James Dobson“This book is an answer to my prayers…Dannah gives us a realistic picture of what is pulling at the heart strings of our tween daughters…“Do you need help in raising a self-confident, flourishing, God-loving tween girl? Then I implore you, please read this book!”Fern Nichols, founder and president, Moms In Touch International“Moms today have to be vigilant in every way in order to keep the ‘little’ in our girls. Thankfully, Dannah provides guidance for all of us who want our girls to enjoy their childhoods and cherish the memories from this sweet time in their lives.”Donna VanLiere, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Grace and The Christmas Shoes“As the dad to five daughters, I know the importance of the ‘little.’ This book is a welcomed friend that comes alongside parents to shine God’s light on a darkened cultural path.”Chris Fabry, host of Chris Fabry Live!“Few concerns are more important or more difficult to define than steering your daughter toward purity. But help is on the way! Dannah Gresh has provided a practical, biblically based resource to navigate the rapids of raising a tween girl. This book is filled with helpful suggestions that are doable for a busy mom like you. To make it even better, this book is fun to readmore like eating dark chocolate than eating broccoli. Enjoy!”Dr. Juli Slattery, family psychologist, Focus on the Family; author of No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex and Intimacy in Marriage“Dannah Gresh has written two new books for moms to use in guiding their precious daughters through the pre-teen and adolescent years, remaining sexually pure and free. These are timely books for moms wishing to guard their daughters from a popular culture obsessed with the female body and sexualization of girls at ever-earlier ages. I intend to give these books to the moms in my practice who have young daughters.”Tippy Duncan, LMFT, Christian Marital and Family Therapist