Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman. From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course of his daughter's life. Meeker reveals
how a man can become a "strong father"
how a father's guidance influences every part of a woman's life, from her self-respect to her perspective on drugs, alcohol, and sex
how to lay down ground rules that are respected without creating distance in your relationship with your daughter
why you need to be your daughter's hero
the mistakes most fathers make and their serious consequences
how to help daughters make their own good decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes
how a father's faith will influence his daughter's spiritual development
how to get through to you daughter, even during her toughest don't-talk-to-me years
true stories of daughters who were on the wrong path—and how their fathers helped to bring them back Learn how to grow, strengthen, or rebuild your relationship with your daughter to better both your life and hers in the bestselling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know.