Sunday, May 29, 2011

Secure Daughters, Confident Sons

Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their children into Authentic Masculinity & Femininity

by Glenn T. Stanton

The world has a lot of gender confusion going on lately. Take the recent story about the parents who decided not to tell anyone their baby's gender with the exception of the baby's siblings. Even the grandparents were left out of the gender knowledge (guess that eliminates Grandma as a babysitter!) The reasoning behind this decision? They don't want to push gender identity on the child. They want to let him/her decide for himself/herself. Just as this story broke the news, I received my copy of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons. I eagerly started reading to find out what Glenn Stanton had to say about these types of issues.

The book talks about how both boys and girls/men and women have unique, God-given character qualities and gifts, and that they should be celebrated for their uniqueness. Instead of trying to make both genders "the same," or discount certain traits in each, Stanton essentially says that to make light of or try to equalize gender is to discount one's humanity. He talks about how to encourage natural traits in children and provide them with a healthy environment in which they can appreciate themselves for who they are/what they were created for, and therefore thrive.

I thought this book was a very interesting read. I find myself naturally being interested in psychological and sociological issues, and this book didn't disappoint. Though I don't have kids of my own yet, I treasure the knowledge I acquired from this book, which I hope to utilize when I do become a parent. I think this book would be good for parents, anyone who wants to become a parent someday, those who teaches children at church or school, and anyone who deals with kids at all. I believe it provides valuable insight into the shaping of children in today's world.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Very good review! I rated your review on the publisher's website, and I was wondering if you could rate some of mine?