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She Calls Me Daddy: Seven Things Every Man Needs to Know About Building a Complete Daughter

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Football, toy trains, Erector sets . . . most fathers can relate to having a son. But what's a dad to do when he's invited for imaginary tea? Robert Wolgemuth's "She Calls Me Daddy" relates all the wonderful times that are waiting to be had for fathers with some special little ladies-their daughters. Focusing on seven things every man should know about raising a girl, it c ...more
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Published March 31st 1999 by Focus on the Family Publishing (first published July 14th 1996)
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Dec 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dads of daughters
For a father of two boys suddenly confronted with a cute little girl, this book provides the opposite perspective from Bringing Up Boys. Lots of enlightenment here. ...more
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
5 star advice in a 3 star book.
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Title: She Calls Me Daddy

Author: Robert Wolgemuth

The book was about: This book was about the seven things that every man must know about raising and “building” a complete daughter. Robert Wolgemuth frames each chapter as if he was a carpenter or construction worker and was building a daughter. I liked this approach because it was his attempt at connecting to his audience that would be reading the book. The book goes through the basics of raising a daughter, but also goes through some specific ex
Charlie Keller
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
wonderful book. Every dad should read this no matter how old his daughter is!
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for Christian Dads of (a) Daughter(s) that want to be a better dad. It's a bit dated in certain stories or scenarios (Like technology) but overall it's applicable today as much as it was the time it was written.

Thankfully, I've already been working on how to be the best dad I can be, so there was not too many "new" things to learn, but plenty of affirmation as well as tips and tricks, to encourage me as I continue on my journey to, as the author put it, 'pass inspection'.

Davey Ermold
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: family-parenting
This book was recommended to me by a fellow pastor. While the book is marketed towards fathers of daughters, much of the parenting advice could equally be applied to sons and/or mothers. That being said, there is a special relationship that must be formed between a man and his daughter, and Wolgemuth seeks to highlight those areas.

I thought four stars was an adequate rating because (1) it was heavy on the personal stories and lacking in explicit biblical teaching, yet (2) it would still be a gre
Ben Chapman
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
It could be the direct applicability of this book for me in the stage of life I find myself currently, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found myself thinking of my young daughters throughout and looking for ways to better relate to and understand them. Ways to be a better dad and to help them grow in all things, especially in their love for Christ. I recommend this for any new (or veteran) dad. Very enjoyable read.
Apr 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fathers of daughters
Recommended to Shan by: Dave Ramsey
All fathers worry about how to raise their daughters, mainly because a) we don't know what it's like to be a girl, and b) we know all too well what it's like to be a boy, and that scares the life out of us. It's good to come across people like Robert Wolgemuth who have successful experience bringing up tiny humans of the female persuasion.

His advice is sound, and not really all that creative, but I appreciate that. In a world where wrong is right and parental duties are shifting to governmental
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was very thrilled to get a copy of this book as it has been around for quite some time and I was thrilled to get my own copy to give to my husband to prepare him for the day when we have little girls of our own.
This book certainly did not disappoint and I felt that it was many of thing that my own Father did for my sister and I that helped make him such a great Dad.I do believe that this was a book that my Father owned and read,which makes sense.:)
I highly recommend this book and think it woul
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I did find several small things that I could tweak in my reading, however I didn't find anything really that out of the ordinary of what you would find in another parenting book.

The book is an easy read, nothing difficult, the information is good. I would say there are plenty of stories to illustrate, however, often, the author never gives us the ending of the story, something I found quite frustrating (the other shoe never dropped). All in all, I woul
Jun 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Seven Things Every Man Needs to Know About Building a Complete Daughter" is the subtitle. That pretty much sums up the book. It was a fairly basic read on what seemed to be basic parenting skills, but specifically for the daddy-daughter relationship. One pretty useful part of the book were the end of chapter "Builder's Checklist" that were bullet points of the bigger topics in the chapter. Those also had actionable ideas in a format that men - generally being task oriented - could put to good u ...more
Heather Braoudakis
This is a great book for any man of daughter(s) from birth through teenage years. It's so unique now that the author’s girls are grown that it's been updated from his new perspective and they have given input! It was a great book already and now has this new perspective and a lot of new material. Our girls need this Godly foundation with their Dad's in our world today! This is invaluable for Dads to build the strong relationships with their girls that will set them up to face the world.
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very practical and not overly complicated.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: parenting, 2017, christian
A book targeted at my gender
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a book for obviously for dad's but I found it was still relevant to me as the mom of a girl. There are a lot of really, really good tips in this book.
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-living
A book that every daughter's dad should read. Practical parenting tips and solid reminders from a Biblical perspective. A great read time and again.
Carlo Gentleman
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a new Dad to a little girl 20 yrs ago...this was one of the tools that helped build the strong relationship we have today. Recommend to ALL Dads new and old.
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Written from a Christian foundation with a very important message. I think all daddies-to-be and mommies should read this.
Matthew Kutilek
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Some good parenting nuggets, but overall a pretty basic and common sense books.
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Joshua Smith
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this right before Cecily was born, and I'm reading it again just before baby girl #2 arrives. It's better this time, now that I have a frame of reference.
Jul 10, 2008 rated it liked it
Un libro con tanta informacion para padres y consejo...este libro ha sido un regalo para mi esposo para que conozca mas sobre el desarrollo de su nina.
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ROBERT WOLGEMUTH has been in the media business for thirty-nine years. He is former president of Thomas Nelson Publishers and the owner of Wolgemuth & Associates, Inc., a literary agency exclusively representing the writing work of more than one hundred authors. Dr. Wolgemuth is a speaker and best-selling author of over twenty books, including She Calls Me Daddy, the notes to the Dad's Devotional ...more

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