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Secure Daughters, Confident Sons

How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity

Glenn T. Stanton

About Secure Daughters, Confident Sons

Raise secure, confident kids in a gender-confused world

In this eye-opening book, family researcher Glenn T. Stanton offers a clear vision for why gender matters in how we raise our children. His thought-provoking insights expose the problems with stifling stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then highlight a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.
 
You’ll discover…
   ·  what gender-appropriate behavior looks like at various ages—and why you shouldn’t panic if your toddler boy plays with his sister’s dolls. 
   ·  how to help your daughter become secure in her sense of significance—whether she prefers chasing butterflies or shooting hoops.
   ·  how to inspire your son to compete and take healthy risks—in ways that fit his unique personality.
   ·  how moms and dads complement one another as they discipline differently, comfort differently, and influence differently.
   ·  what you can do on a daily basis to nurture your children’s God-given design and help them resist the pressure to conform to arbitrary cultural rules.
 
With practical tools, well-researched insights, and real-life scenarios, this book equips parents to launch daughters who are secure in the power of their femininity and sons who are confident in their strength to make a difference in the world.

Praise

Praise for Secure Daughters, Confident Sons

"Excellent! Timeless wisdom is dispensed with clarity and refreshing lightness. If you are serious about raising great kids, you must read this book."
-Meg Meeker, MD, pediatrician and author of the best-selling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

"Secure Daughters, Confident Sons provides a powerful vision of raising girls and boys in an ever-changing world. Combining brain science with a Christian perspective, Glenn Stanton inspires parents and teachers to be at once visionary and practical. This book is inspiring and far reaching."
-Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

"In this delightful book, Glenn Stanton lovingly reveals the secrets of raising healthy sons and daughters."
-Louann Brizendine, MD, author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain

"Secure Daughters, Confident Sons will help you become a secure, confident parent in raising gender-healthy children. It offers rich insight and highly practical applications for empowering your children to be all God intended when He made them male or female."
-Robert Lewis, founder of Men's Fraternity and author of Raising a Modern-Day Knight

"The culture tells us that the lines separating male and female are meaningless, but Glenn Stanton has tapped into the critical importance of recognizing and cultivating the distinct qualities of boys and girls. His book gives parents practical tools to help them appreciate and develop the femininity of their dauthers and the masculinity of their sons. Glenn's work demonstrates that each gender is uniquely gifted by God for a purpose, and by celebrating these gender-specific behaviors and attitudes, we strengthen families and help men and women find purpose and fulfillment."
-Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Famliy

"Every parent is raising a boy or girl into manhood or womanhood. There is no third option. Glenn Stanton has done parents and grandparents a noble service in helping us understand-based on insights of emerging science and the ancient wisdom of Christianity-how mothers and fathers both guide their children into healthy, balanced, and authentic masculinity and femininity. I know moms and dads-as well as those who want to understand how and why gender matters-will be helped by this important book."
-John Rosemond, family psychologist and author of The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works!

"Glenn Stanton has courageously addressed one of the most challenging and rarely discussed aspects of parenting: what is the essence of your child's gender? His observations are not only insightful, but also practical. In a world steeped in gender confusion, this resource is invaluable."
-Dr. Juli Slattery, author and psychologist, Focus on the Family

"We live in a time of almost breathtaking confusion over things that should be basic, like the difference between boys and girls. Parents need good guidance in the midst of such confusion, and Glenn Stanton offers this kind of advice in Secure Daughters, Confident Sons. The secular world tells us that masculinity and femininity are merely social constructs that we must learn to leave behind, but Stanton believes that a proper understanding of manhood and womanhood is essential to Christian faithfulness and human happiness. I am thankful for his conviction and his courage."
-Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theology Seminary

About Glenn T. Stanton

GLENN T. STANTON is the director for family formation studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively around the country on issues related to gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting. Often sought out by national media to speak to these issues, Glenn is the author of several books and numerous articles. Glenn and his wife have five children.

Product Details

288 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jan 18, 2011

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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Raise secure, confident kids in a gender-confused world


Click here to read a sample chapter of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons.

In this eye-opening book, family researcher Glenn T. Stanton offers a clear vision for why gender matters in how we raise our children. His thought-provoking insights expose the problems with stifling stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then highlight a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.

Available January 18, 2011

Click here to read a sample chapter of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons.

By Abraham Wood

In this eye-opening book, family researcher Glenn T. Stanton offers a clear vision for why gender matters in how we raise our children. His thought-provoking insights expose the problems with stifling stereotypes and damaging cultural assumptions, then highlight a practical pathway for guiding children into healthy manhood and womanhood.   You'll discover...    ·  what gender-appropriate behavior looks like at various ages--and why you...

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By Allen James

Nearly everyone has the intention of being an effective parent. However, most would agree it is easier said than done. Not only as a pastor but as a dad, I have noticed the confusion within our culture of raising daughters and sons in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). It is not that parents do not have the desire. Many simply lack the tools. Glenn T. Stanton has written an exceptional book that not only provides...

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By Tom Farr

SECURE DAUGHTERS, CONFIDENT SONS by Glenn T. Stanton is a highly practical and insightful exploration of raising sons and daughters to be uniquely who they are by God's design, even in the midst of a gender-confused world. Stanton begins from the assumption that both genders were created in the image of God. Therefore, each gender is important, and raising boys and girls to be secure in who they are as boys and girls is vital to a healthy...

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By Jennifer McIlwain

If you are a parent, you can quickly get overwhelmed with the plethora of parenting books on the market. Few are anything more than your typical guide in how to have well-behaved, nice, neat little children. It was refreshing to read Glenn T. Stanton's Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children Into Authentic Masculinity And Femininity. Glenn T. Stanton is the director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on...

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By David Mills

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Glenn T. Stanton's recent book entitled Secure Daughters, Confident Sons. Mr. Stanton challenges the politically correct view of gender by advocating a Christian viewpoint which affirms that both the male and the female are made in the image of God. Further, he presents evidence that gender differences cross cultures and generations with some qualities being concentrated in men and others in women. Consequently,...

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