- Mass Market Paperback: 317 pages
- Publisher: Fawcett (April 30, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044921687X
- ISBN-13: 978-0449216873
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,262,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Father a Successful Daughter Mass Market Paperback – April 30, 1989
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R A SUCCESSFUL DAUGHTER reveals, step by compassionate step, how a father can provice high-quality parenting for his daughter, promote self-esteem and confidence that will take her through her adult years, and offer the first -- and crucial -- supportive male role in his daughter's life.
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19 years later I am buying the book again as I have recently had another daughter and I believe she deserves the same opportunities that my oldest had. I am excited to read it again and start another journey with what I know will be another amazing young lady.
Nicky Marone is inspiring and both me and my daughter thank you for this amazing book.
The beginning of the book is quite noteworthy, the middle of it seemed to me to consist repetitions of previously said and kind of dull, but the ending of the book seemed deserving attention again.
The advises or the book couldn't be equally applied to all the cultures. Being an American author, Nicky Maroon had exposed the American gender gap that is deeper than it is in Russia, where Soviet Power since the beginning of 20th century took many efforts to gain the complete equality and liberty of women. Just estimate Lenin's publications on the status of women, or judge Olympic results. Former East Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Former Communist Bloc dominated women's running in the 70s and 80s, taking nearly 70% of the final placement points in those two decades in Olympic and world championship races.
This book has a list of successful women in the back. If one considers Gloria Steinem, a lesbian, manhating, abortion supporting woman a successful woman then by all means buy this book. Our idea of a successful daughter is one that is happy, honest, loving, compassionate, her cup is half full and she knows how to be a winner and a loser. This author seems to think if a man treats his daughter like a princess then she will not be a successful woman. Any man that treats his daughter like a princess within reason absolutely will reap a confident, outgoing daughter. Time and attention and never telling your daughter she cannot do something because she is a girl is all any Father needs to know. Don't waste your time reading this book, take your daughter out for lunch instead. A happy well rounded woman that contributes loving children and compassion to our society is our idea of a successful daughter, whether she is a mathmatician, housewife, secretary, school teacher or a stay at home mom.
I have read three chapters so far and this is what I have gleaned from the book:
1) Your daughter will only be "successful" if she chooses male oriented occupations.
2) Your daughter will only be "successful" if she is a doctor, NOT a nurse. Heaven forbid she be a nurse, housewife, teacher.
3) Your daughter won't be "successful" if she goes to a coed school. Send her to a female only institution, that way she only has to compete against other girls.
4) Your daughter won't be a success without playing poker, chess or other strategy games. Don't even think of pulling out Dora or some other "girl" game.
Surely there must be better books for Dads to gain some info on theie daughters and ways to help them along as they grow. I could go on with more examples from this feminist rant, but frankly don't have the time. My daughter and I are going to kick the soccer ball.
And BTW, don't even let her enjoy an english class or play with dolls. Force her into that science and math slot. Sign her up for computer camp because we all know that PC's are designed strictly for boys.
I really feel this book is outdated, both in examples and most importantly, attitude. Try something different.