It was last August when I accidentally learned about Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women through one of my Google searches. My interest pique because it is another book authored by James C. Dobson, the author of Dare To Discipline and The Strong-Willed Child, and because the book was specifically for raising up girls which I have two.
I was excited to have a copy of the book but I was not sure if it was available locally so I decided to look for an affordable e-book. The lowest price I found was from Kobo which was $10.79.Â I tried to look for a coupon to further lessen the price. Luckily I found theÂ thankyou2012 coupon from dealspl.us which lowered the price byÂ 35%. So the amount I paid was onlyÂ $7.01.
I highly recommend this book not only to parents with daughter(s) but also to all ladies. Parents and ladies might get a thing or two from the book because its 22 chapters are composed of facts, observations, analysis, recommendations and actual experiences of other women, parents and daughters about the wonderful world of girls. If you are a parent like me who has daughters, this book will help you understand your little girls more, thus appreciate them more. The recommendations presented by Dr. Dobson were supported with sensible reasons. You might want to take some ofÂ Dr. Dobson’s advices and apply them with your own princesses. If you are a lady, I’m sure you that you can relate to one of more observations and facts presented by Dr. Dobson. If you don’t have a daughter but you have a son, don’t worry because Dr. Dobson actually wrote a much earlier version for boys, theÂ Bringing Up Boys. He wrote the book two years earlier than Bringing Up Girls.
I am planning to post a summary of each chapter to encourage you to read the book but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time. So let see.
47 thoughts on “Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women”
Looks interesting to read but since I have two boys I think I’ll try to find the Bringing Up Boys.
Being a mother of 4 (2 boys, 2 girls) I would love to get my hands on both books. However, I might not be able to read them at all because I’d be trying to catch some sleep every so often. But these sound like a good read. Thanks!
A must read not only for parents with daughters. 🙂
I need this. My daughter is growing so fast now.
I do hope you can find time to write chapter summaries. I highly doubt if I’d be able to read the book myself.
I think this is a great book. Might wanna share some insights on what’s the chapters are all about? 😀
I still hoping for a baby girl next time. I’m gonna read this to be prepared.
this i MUST read. i wonder if they have it in national bookstore. time for me to hit the bookstore!
I wish I have a girl too. 🙂
Interesting! I need to get myself a copy. Thanks for sharing.
how about bringing up boys? I would like that because of my son. 🙂
There is 🙂
Interesting book! I’m curious to get my hands on it and read through the pages 🙂
My dad successfully brought up three wonderful girls and I’m so proud of him doing it all alone. We all graduated from prestigious universities under scholarship programs since we came from a poor family. After all, it’s a wonderful journey of rearing up three girls. When my time comes, I want t have a guy somehow. haha.. 🙂
Definitely interested. Our children’s generation is a whole lot different from ours and we need all the information out there to help us out.
I’m having a baby girl this December. Will start looking for this book na. 🙂
I will sure get one when I have a daughter na.. Thank you for sharing!
I’m more interested in Bringing Up Boys for now…I’ll try to search for free copies too. Thank you.
interesting, can’t wait for the review 🙂
the book sounds interesting. i’ll try to look for free e-book websites, maybe they have this in their library too. thanks for recommending.
That’s quite interesting. I admire mothers like you who keep on evolving as a parent, finding more and more ways to become better parents. 🙂
i might read this book, this is interesting! 🙂
Maybe I will read this book when I have a baby girl. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a good Christmas gift for friends with daughters. Hopefully it’s available in our local stores.
how much is that book, i love to have one
I would not even think twice. Bibilhin ko talaga to. I have a 6 month baby girl here. Too early, i know 🙂 hehe
So there’s Bringing Up Boys….that’s interesting for me coz I have 2 boys. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you could make a post of every chapter’s summary…
If I get pregnant (hopefully soon) and have a baby girl, I’ll be needing this book. =) Thanks for sharing!
I have two girls and I think this would be a very interesting read. Will ask around if people from my Kindelirium group in facebook have it.
Looks interesting and great for me since I have two daughters. You’re so sipag to look for coupons!
Now I want to have this book, I really miss reading books. But since I’m always in front of computer I don’t have the time. Thanks for sharing this though! 😀
I think this is a very helpful and informative book. thanks for sharing. 🙂
wow! this seems nice… 🙂 im 2mos preggy and having my fingers crossed that its a girl this time… im tempted to buy this book already… hehe 😀
I’m looking forward to your summaries here. I want to know if there is really a distinct difference in rearing boys and girls. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this information. I’ll try to see if they have this book in our local bookstore. 🙂
Thanks for the suggestion, Maybe if I got a baby girl, this will be helpful
I wonder if the book is available in the local bookstore, I shall check it next time I go downtown..I am quite interested…it will surely help me dealing with my nieces
Thanks for the reco sis 🙂
looks like a useful book, please share us the summary
Looking forward to reading about your summary of this book. I have seen the bringing up boys version in the library but have yet to see this version.
For young parents, this is very important to guide us helpless parents. My son is now 16 and there were no books then….
*helpful book (correction)
Looks like a helpful books. Oh and yes, Kobo gives discounts. But as of now, I have only downloaded their free ebooks…I’ll go into the paid ones when I’ve exhausted my free hoard hehehe
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Hi Mommy Belle,
I sent an email re your comment 🙂
Do we have this book in our local bookstore? I’d love to get one.
I’m not really sure. Kung taga Manila ka, you may want to check the leading bookstore. This book is a must-read 🙂