It is a joy to watch my children grow and develop their unique personalities! When I read a brief synopsis of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity I was intrigued. I know gender issues can be a pretty heated topic, and so I appreciated that the author, Glenn T. Stanton is a firm Christian with whom I share similar core believes.
I loved that the author talked about our divine natures, and that each of us, male or female, was created by God on purpose to be the gender that we are! Boys and Girls are not the same, and that is a good thing!
One of the main points I took away from this book is that we as parents should look at our children as future men and women. And then we should imagine what type of men and women we want them to be and strive to teach them those qualities. If we want them to be responsible, we need to give them responsibilities when they are growing up. I appreciated the authors breakdown of specific gender needs and tendencies for both boys and girls. I can already tell that my son and daughter have different propensities, some of which are tied to their genders.
I wished the book would have given more example or parenting ideas for young children; I felt that most of the practical advice was for teenagers. I suppose that is because young children are less aware of their gender compared to a teenager!
Overall, I would at least recommend skimming through this book if you don't have time to read it all.
I received this book for free from WaterBrooke Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions expressed are completely my own.