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Mean Girls August 13, 2013

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:15 pm
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8 Great Dates: Best Friends and Mean Girls

and

A Girl’s Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls

by

Dannah Gresh

From the back cover of 8 Great Dates: Best Friends and Mean Girls:

mean girls 3One of the best ways to guide your girl toward healthy friendships and quiet the drama of teen relationships is to spend quality time with her yourself. The popular 8 Great Dates series from Secret Keeper Girl offers the most fun you’ll ever have digging into God’s Word with your daughter. (Think shopping sprees, slumber parties, ding-dong-ditching, and more!)

This book contains the plans for eight creative dates that will teach your daughter how to respond to friendship the way God designed. You’ll be set p to help your daughter tackle questions like:

* Why do I feel jealous of my BFF sometimes?

* What do I do when I face a mean girl?

* How should I act when I get left out?

* Is it okay to be boy-crazy?

* What might help me control my tongue?

From the back cover of A Girl’s Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls:

Friends can make or break the life of a tween girl. That’s why bestselling author Dannah Gresh, popular speaker and creator of the Secret Keeper Girl events, and youth educatormeans girls 4 Suzy Weibel have developed this resource that targets the hearts of tween girls as they grow in and pursue friendships.

A Girl’s Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls springs from the life and example of Jesus, a tween girl’s true BFF. It helps her explore questions such as

  • Who should I choose for friends?
  • How can I keep my friends?
  • How can my parents help me?
  • What do I do about jealousy and hurts in my friendships?
  • How can I be Jesus’ friend, and how do I introduce others to him?

Christian moms and dads will be delighted with the biblical grounding and godly guidance that will help protect their daughters in friendships and help them understand what friendship really is.

My thoughts:

These books should be purchased together,inI my opinion. One you can read with your daughter the other you do with her.

First, with 8 Great Dates you get that quality time that is so needed with our children. My daughter and I have done other Great Date books by Dannah and we have loved them. It really gives us a chance to focus our conversations and talk about things that we might not otherwise take the time to talk about. And it’s always nice to have some girl time.

You can really talk about what it looks like to have good friends and so much more 🙂

In A Girls’ Guide you can choose to read this book with your daughter or let her read it. It is written to your daughter but I suggest going through it together. Dannah and Suzy do an amazing job of sharing how some girls can appear to be your friend but underneath it all they really aren’t.

Dannah and Suzy talk about what a real friend should be like, how she should treat you. They use Jesus as the prime example of how you should treat a friend and how Jesus choose His closest companions.

Grab you copies at your local book store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or Deeper Shopping.

Copies of these books were given to me by the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

 

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