Book Review : Raising a spiritually strong daughter
Raising a spiritually strong daughter has good advice and insightful comments for raising daughters. However it is written by an American author, Susie Shellenberger, and at times I found it difficult to relate to. Many of her suggestions would not work well in an Australian culture.
Nevertheless Susie’s desire for young women to live strong Christian lives is encouraging and inspiring. Susie covers many topics such as communication, purity, modesty, handling conflict, entertainment choices, church attendance etc. She also has a chapter for those whose relationship with their daughter has not turned out well. One area I felt was not covered in enough depths was loosening the parental grip and transitioning your teenage daughter into a young adult capable of making their own decisions.
Overall I found Susie’s parenting style a bit too intense and involved, but again this may just be cultural. It was an interesting read nevertheless.