There’s no greater moment of panic in a parent’s life than when their daughter begins to date. Due to their lack of knowledge about the world their teens face coupled with the scant dating information they received as teens, many parents feel ill-equipped to guide their daughters through the minefield that is teen dating.
And by the same token, teenage girls crave information about dating and relationships. And left to their own devices, many will develop their own assumptions about dating by talking to their friends or watching the latest TV shows and movies. But that will only lead them down a path toward heartbreak.
So how do you engage your daughter in discussions about dating, relationships, and her future happiness? Expert educator Daniel Anderson and his twenty something daughter, Jacquelyn, help you navigate the biggest dating myths, including: the myth that a boyfriend will make your daughter happy, that she should trust her feelings, or that sex will enhance her relationship. Combining the latest scientific research with poignant personal stories, as well as proven truths and practical application, The 10 Myths of Teen Dating will equip you to teach your daughter how to date smart for today … and tomorrow.
I picked up this book because, even though we don’t allow my daughter to date yet, she does talk to boys and text with them. Recently a boy stopped talking to her because she couldn’t date and that “made it complicated.” Uhhh, yeah, because teen dating never is complicated (hear my voice dripping with sarcasm).
Anyway, after I laughed a bit I found this book and purchased it. It was well worth it.
Daniel and his daughter, Jacquelyn, keep it real. They don’t shy away from tough subjects and speak the truth. This is honestly probably the best book I have read on the subject of teen dating and how to handle it with your child.
There were some scary statistics when it came to how boys view sex that honestly make me a bit scared for when my son gets older. I need a book for him!
There are great discussion questions at the end of each chapter for you to go through with your daughter, as well.
If you have a teenage daughter I highly recommend this book
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