Every so often I like to recommend a book that I believe readers of Statement Analysis will appreciate. I have two books for summer reading to recommend today
1. "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin DeBecker, which I will address in a separate post. My daughter Christina's dream is to be a criminal psychologist with the FBI and this book was recommended to her by a professional, knowing her age (16).
2. The book pictured, "Now With My Daughter" by Terry Vaugh. It is a "Dad's guide to screening dates and boyfriends", as a loving father embraces a responsibility that culturally has all but disappeared.
Who knows what's best?
A. The 16 year old girl?
B. The 40 year old father?
C. The Political Elite
If you believe Hollywood's versions of father-daughter relationships the answer is A.
If you are able to discern through propaganda and narrative...
If you believe Washington, the answer is C who will first determine if your daughter is really your daughter, and then cast derision upon fathers such as Terry for loving their daughters and impeding the folly that says, "follow your heart" which has led to more than a little heartache and heartbreak in reality. This is the cry of the undiscerning who think laws will make good parents and elected officials know more than parents, and, in fact, there is no right and there is no wrong, unless you disagree. The author takes his responsibility as a parent seriously. Readers will enjoy his writing style.
This is an enjoyable book and one that may be well out of step with culture, but so marvelously affirming to teenage girls who thrive on the love of a father.