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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Rahasia yang Harus Diketahui Setiap Ayah

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Siapakah orang terpenting dalam kehidupan seorang anak perempuan?

Ayahnya. Betul. Dr. Meg Meeker punya data dan pengalaman klinis untuk membuktikannya. Setelah lebih dari dua puluh tahun memberikan konseling pada sejumlah anak perempuan, ia mendapati bahwa ayah, lebih dari siapa pun, menentukan arah hidup putri mereka.

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Published June 2012 by Opus Press (first published August 30th 2006)
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Katie
Feb 22, 2009 Katie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book. The title drew me in, and the basic premise (that daughters need dads to stand up for them in a world that tends to consume young women and to provide them a role model of how a decent male behaves) was something I could get behind. However as I started reading I was increasingly disappointed. Several things put me off or marred the book for me:

1. The condescending attitude towards both men and young women. Dads are stereotyped to be basically a witless bunch of hyper
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Eric
Sep 30, 2008 Eric rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As the father of a young daugher, I was hooked by the title, but extremely disappointed. The book offered very little practical information for me. I found it extremely preachy and too religous to be useful (I know this is not a popular opinion these days, so please save the hate mail). I was extremely put off by the author making large leaps in converting isolated anecdotal evidence into broad sweeping generalizations dsguised as research (although there are some actual statistics in the book, ...more
Natalie Snapp
Dec 07, 2009 Natalie Snapp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK, if you have a little girl, or a big girl, YOU MUST READ THIS. If you are the father of a little girl, run, don't walk to the bookstore. If you are a mother, don't let the title deceive you - you will want to read it as well. We recommended this to a friend and he just told us it completely changed his views on raising his new baby girl. If this book were issued to all new parents of little gals, our girls would not face the challenges they face today. I am a staunch believer in preserving th ...more
Mikal
Oct 06, 2012 Mikal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking for a good book that I vehemently disagree with. This is such a book.

This book was written by an intelligent person that I have a philosophical disagreement with. I came to find this book through colleagues. It was highly recommended. I do recommend this book but for different reasons.
It was recommended to me as a guidebook for fathers for understanding, relating to and knowing the role they play in their daughters lives. I recommend it as a critical study to identify what your per
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Melissa
Aug 24, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My husband read this book over the summer and it transformed his parenting! He has always been a wonderful father, but this has really helped open his eyes to how vital he is to our daughter's emotional - and physical - well-being and health. He has applied what he's learned with our preteen daughter and all I can think is that I wish my father was able to parent me like this, it would have prevented a lot of pain, heartbreak and tangles of sin. I would have felt treasured and loved. My father d ...more
Angie
Aug 16, 2009 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has become one of THE most important, life-changing, books that I've ever read, and it's not even written for me as a mother...it's written for my husband. Lane is already an amazing dad, and I couldn't imagine anything that could make him a better father, but just from reading the first few chapters we've learned some important new parenting stratagies. We've been reminded of some that we'd forgotten about and we've recommitted to some that we already had in place and have also spent ...more
David
Oct 06, 2009 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Portions of this book deserve 5 stars, others 1 star—at least in accordance with my sensibilities, politics, and personal philosophy. Others will have different ratings in accordance with their own. In the course of my fathering a freshman adolescent, I have found myself subject to objections, criticisms, and detachment quite unfamiliar to me a couple of years ago. Children grow up and seek independence. This is to be expected, even desired. But I began to ask myself, “is my work finished here?” ...more
Alicia Mitsch
Sep 13, 2010 Alicia Mitsch rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Wow. After slogging through two chapters, I have learned that my daughter will become a cracked-out junkie who will sell her body for drugs and a sense of self-worth, all because she lacks a father in her life. While I did agree with a few of the author's points, overall, I felt she was making a point that was somewhat close-minded and offensive. Yes, our media and culture have oversexualized our children; everything from clothing to television portrays the idea that every girl aged seven to fif ...more
Michael
Jul 11, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with Daughters, Especially Fathers
Recommended to Michael by: Matt Shill
Shelves: family, non-fiction
Without a doubt, one of the best books I have read that has already begun to help me as a father of daughters. Meeker did a fantastic job of clarifying the differences of mothers vs. fathers and why fathers are so important in the lives of their daughters. Obviously while our daughters are young, they are impressionable, but it is at all years of their lives that we as fathers can and will have an affect on them.

I thoroughly enjoyed the statistics that were included, even if they were beyond sca
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Parcoast
On some levels this book was disturbing, not because the content was incorrect, but because the facts presented are themselves disturbing. In one section it gives a sample dialogue of what a teenage girl might be thinking as she becomes a victim of anorexia. In another she talks about the statistics and consequences of teenage sexual activity, focusing on STDs for a large part of it. It seems that each new chapter presents another disturbing issue that I don't really want to deal with, yet is a ...more
Craig
Jan 18, 2016 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, parenting
This is a very scary book! As a man who has a 3mo old daughter, this is a horror book to beat all horror books! But if you can make it past the doom and gloom there are a lot of good ideas and excellent advice to be had. Be a man, be there for your daughter, and be a parent, not a friend. I was leaning to four stars for most of book, but I really wish the author took a clearer stance on the importance of Christianity. Having faith is way more than just statistically relevant and important for yo ...more
Jonathan Rolfe
Message received. Raising daughters is really going to suck. A depressing and defensive view of raising daughters where fathers are the only thing standing between a toxic culture, predatory men, and a girl's proclivity for anorexia, STDs, depression, and suicide. The author seems overly obsessed with sex...she must really think about it a lot. I appreciate the Christian worldview and the recognition that girls need strong dads--and there is a lot of good advice--but, sheesh, I've been put throu ...more
Hamza
Jul 24, 2013 Hamza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knowledge
Every father with a daughter needs to read this book. Every man who's thinking about having children, needs to read this book. Every wife who has a daughter, needs to tell their husband to read this book. And every married man should read this book. This book brings up topics, you may think are common sense, but they are severely underserved. It brings the stats and personal stories to justify the argument the author is making. It made a believer out of me, and I definitely will read this over a ...more
Richard
Aug 27, 2009 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every father, most mothers
I recommend this book for every father who has, will have or may have a daughter. It emphasizes the important role that fathers play in their daughter's lives, their values and their morality. I even might venture so far as to say that a failed daughter is the result of a failed father. It is also important to remember that some women do well in spite of their fathers. All this, however, does not discount the importance and usefulness of a father to a boy, but just to emphasize the importance of ...more
Legacy Dad
Jul 27, 2008 Legacy Dad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fathers With Daughters
Shelves: legacy-reading
Great book for fathers to get into the minds of their daughters and understand what they need, why they need it and at what ages it is most important to be extra active and diligent in our daughters lives.

This book showed me the research and studies on why certain areas of parenting are more important then others in the lives of our daughters. It further shows why the passive and democratic parenting styles of the 70's and 80's were wrong and how daughters of today need to be parented.

Thadeus
Jun 25, 2011 Thadeus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fathers of girls
This was a great read with very practical information for dads. I am impressed with the author's expertise. I read on the kindle and the bibliography starts at 86% if that tells you anything. She writes as a medical doctor who has seen many, many young girls in her practice that provides her with an insight that is quite deep and broad.

I would encourage any father to pick this book up and learn from it. It could change you and your daughter's life.

Highly Recommended.
Alfred Stappenbeck
Review Title: Limited value for atheist fathers

I’ll start this review off charitably and finish with criticism. From the title of my review and my two out of five star rating I’m sure you know where this review is ultimately headed but I do think there are some qualities displayed and I don’t want to lose sight of them.

***The good***

There are some great quotes that I think by themselves are very useful and might be worth the price of the book alone. For instance,
“Most of you out there are good
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J
Jan 23, 2012 J rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book provided very few real insights, and those were backed up with mostly anecdotal evidence. There were some hard facts (study results, etc.), but the reference material was more revealing than this book. I felt like some of the material was presented in a disingenuous way. For example, the information regarding sex education standards seemed like it was cherry-picked in an attempt to shock the reader's sense of decency. Furthermore, studies about STDs and depression seemed to be used to ...more
Sabrina
Apr 27, 2013 Sabrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book every father and mother should read. While some of the statistics of the incredible challenges our daughters face with scare the tar out of you the influence you have to combat these challenges will give you a tremendous amount of hope. I am encouraged by what studies have shown that we as parents can do to help our own daughters and realize what is important in our own lives.

Speaking to husbands "Many days we are disappointed. We find ourselves grasping for that elusive "somethin
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Paul
Feb 13, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author is an established physician who regularly sees young female patients. This gives her credibility and fathers should know this book is not a litany of what men do wrong. Instead, it is an eye-opening look at how important fathers are to daughters and how our daughters look to us for an example as well as for help and protection. The book takes a conservative tone-"marijuana is a gateway drug" is in my opinion only true because flawed conservative drug policy criminalizes it- but most o ...more
Jordan Lockman
Apr 18, 2014 Jordan Lockman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was straight to the point, which I found is a good way to deliver this sort of information. It started off with a little "shock and awe" about the scary things that kids can get into, but ended with some great advice that every father should hear.

It is written from the point of view of a Doctor, woman, christian, and mother. So it offers a viewpoint that I found really helpful as a Christian father. Much of her advice are things that we naturally do as fathers, but there were some thi
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Steve Hebert
Aug 24, 2014 Steve Hebert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First and foremost, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

The author presents a compelling case for the various roles that fathers fill in a daughters life. She does so by relying on facts and anecdotes from her career and she doesn't rely on platitudes (religious or otherwise) that tend to plague this genre. She also writes with a palpable passion for the topic and relates her reasoning quite well.

Reviews of this book tend to run hot or cold. If you are looking for a book to agree with, you are look
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Anthony Alvarado
Very practical read but too devoid of the gospel and the engagement of God in our lives. A dad could read this and simply try to muster his way to being a good dad and be a total failure because he had no trust in Jesus and was simply motivated selfishly.

However, good applications from a scientific and experiential perspective that only encouraged me more to cherish my daughters, be proactive, don't compromise my convictions, and not water down the impact God will have on them through my life.
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Karin
Apr 13, 2016 Karin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This marvelously written book is truly "Art From the Heart". I first read it about five years ago or so. I have enjoyed reading many of Dr. Meeker's books and this one is exceptional! I've read it too many times to count and have given it as gifts to new fathers in my family. I will share an extraordinary experience with you about this book. Earlier this year my husband and I were at the airport at 5:30am at curbside check-in with our daughter, who was on her way back to college after the winter ...more
Michael
I was recently reading a review of a book called The Collapse of Parenting and I was reminded that I read this book seven or eight years ago, when my oldest daughter was just a toddler. I can't honestly remember the details; only that I was relieved that I--so far, at that point--was doing a good job according to the author. I love being a dad, and I love having daughters, so that's good. I was saddened to learn that many men don't feel the same way, and would prefer to have sons.

Because I am a
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Obed M. Parlapiano
A great insight into how women and girls think.

This is a great book for fathers-to-be or fathers in general, since Meg is covering topics ranging from new born babies up to teenagers and 20 somethings.

Mostly she talks about Teenagers though. Myself, not being so far away from being a teenager myself, at 22, I can still remember many of the things I did and the way I used to think.

This is amazing, since I can relate perfectly to so many things the author explains, and I can see the truth in the
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Cody F.
Jun 15, 2015 Cody F. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a father with a daughter, I enjoyed this book. This book certainly isn't the 'end all, be all' but it points you in the right direction.

The author gives a lot of scenarios, real life stories, to get her points across. Some of the stories are extreme cases and aren't likely going to reach its mark with the masses. While reading the 'real life' examples she witnessed through her profession, I couldn't help but feel that the dialogue was fabricated in some way, like a writer sprucing up their s
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Robert Whitcomb
Meg Meeker is a white, middle class, conservative Christian doctor who lives in New England, and as such, the book is written from that rather limited perspective. The book is 2/3 parenting advice, 1/3 social-political screed, containing the usual conservatives disdain for popular culture, fear mongering around sex, and constraining gender roles. The chapter on God was especially stomach churning to read, relying on appeals to emotions and claiming that only Abrahamic religions are valid, withou ...more
Chad Warner
Dec 20, 2014 Chad Warner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fathers,parents
A practical guide to raising well-rounded girls, written for fathers. It’s based on research and the experience of the author, conservative pediatrician Dr. Meeker. She tells fathers how to help their daughters prepare for and encounter a variety of issues. Topics include sex, body image, diet, alcohol, drugs, religion, and the father’s relationship with his daughter.

I felt that Dr. Meeker discounted the role of mothers (and mother figures) in girls’ lives. I realize this book is written for fat
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Milan Homola
Good practical book with lots of data to support her concepts. I really like that she shows with proof, not just emotions, the negative effects of sex without marriage commitment, the connection between engaged dads and eating disorders in their daughters, etc. the book is ten years old and it's scary to think what those same data points are saying today. Important read for dads with daughters
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