We are a family of four – Dad, Mom, Son & Daughter.
When we don’t do anything as a family, my daughter often migrates to my bedroom or where ever I happen to be, simply because she has more in common with me. Dad won’t sit down to watch a girly movie with her, like I will. Yet, I know they need some time together – fun relationship building time. At times I feel like they have more squabbles than they have dad-daughter laughs.
Although my husband probably won’t ever read this book, he will still get the information. That’s where I come in! I’ve found several ideas to share with him. Many of these ideas can even be used for the whole family or for mom-son time.
I love the Grab, Go and Grow theme of this book. Not only will Dad & Daughter spend some time together in an activity, there will also be some growing going on.
The Top Date Dad & Daughter Will Enjoy:
#36 – Creative Cookies
My husband does most of the cooking. Mention cookies and he’ll make some with a smile on his face. He enjoys the kitchen more than tired ol’ mom does. My daughter has an interest in cooking, too. She’ll give a hand anytime, until it’s time to do the dishes and then she disappears.
This activity also includes nudging Dad to list some ways his daughter is sweet to others. This will be good for both of them – Dad as he sees his daughter in a positive light and Daughter as she hears some positive remarks about her character.
About the Book
Build Strong Relationships & Lasting Memories with Daddy-Daughter Dates
A Game Plan for Creating Affordable, Fun & Creative Dates With Your Daughter
There’s no denying the importance of a relationship between a dad and his daughter. Girls gain a sense of self-worth from their fathers. From little girl to young woman – a dad can make all the difference in how a girl sees herself, the world around her and the man she’ll eventually choose to be her husband. While understanding the importance of establishing and growing that relationship, many dads are overwhelmed when it comes to actually finding the time and creating ways to “date” their daughters and help them become the strong, confident young women they want them to be.
88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates: Fun, Easy, & Creative Ways to Build Memories Together (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8007-2033-9, 192 pages, March 2012, $10.99) offers dads a wide variety of fun ideas for spending quality time with their special girl. Authors Rob and Joanna Teigen offer help and encouragement to dads who want to make that all important difference in their daughter’s life.
Each date tells dad what to grab (any needed supplies), where to go, and how to grow together while having a blast and making great memories. Also included are Scripture and questions for each date to get the conversation flowing. From bird-watching and making paper airplanes to bowling and photo scavenger hunts, there’s something for every dad and every girl ages 6-12.
She’ll be your daughter for life. But she’ll only be your little girl for awhile. Make the most of this special time with the help of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates.
Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
About the Author
Rob Teigen has been a publishing professional for more than fifteen years. The author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids (under the pseudonym Rob Elliott), Rob met his wife, Joanna, when they were students at Moody Bible Institute. Joanna Teigen is the mom of their teenage son and three younger daughters. The Teigens enjoy church, foster parenting, books, music, and laughter. They live in West Michigan.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.
Disclosure: I received a copy of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates: Fun, Easy & Creative Ways to Build Memories Together from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links included.