Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture
11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe
"Dr. Meg Meeker’s thirty years of being a pediatrician give her the understanding, compassion, and experience to help you build the healthy, loving relationship you both deserve.”—RACHEL CRUZE, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show
Parents have never had a tougher job than now. Our culture bombards our daughters with unhealthy role models, misleads them about the consequences of early sexual activity, and even adds to the confusion of adolescences by encouraging them to question their “gender.”
Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women—and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter—whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen—to achieve her full human potential.
In this book, you will learn:
- The four biggest questions every daughter has—and that you must answer
- Why it's the quality, not the quantity, of your daughter's friends that matters
- The essential, complementary roles that mothers and fathers play
- The dangers of social media—and how to help your daughter navigate them
- What every daughter needs to know about God
- Why depression is often a "sexually transmitted disease"
- How to launch your daughter into successful womanhood
If you have a daughter, and worry about her future, you need Dr. Meg's advice.
Published: August, 2021
“If you have a daughter—or two, like me—you need this book! Dr. Meg Meeker’s thirty years of being a pediatrician give her the understanding, compassion, and experience to help you build the healthy, loving relationship you both deserve.”
—RACHEL CRUZE, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of The Rachel Cruze Show
“Our culture is supposed to be all about empowering women, but really it is strewing our daughters’ paths with more pitfalls than any previous generation has had to navigate—from life-threatening bad advice about early sexual activity, to an epidemic of depression (some of it driven by social media), to a near complete misunderstanding of what makes for a happy, productive life. Dr. Meg Meeker is a truth-teller, because she cares about kids—and she knows about kids. She knows how your daughter thinks—maybe even better than you do—and she understands the challenges that parents face. If you want proven advice on how to be a better parent to your daughter, you’ll find it here.”
—BENJAMIN WATSON, tight end for the Superbowl champion New England Patriots, father of seven children, and author of The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life
“I devoured this book. I learned so much. As a family doctor, I plan to steal—oops, I meant to say share—many of the pearls of wisdom I gained from this indispensable book. My recommendation to parents: Read this book. Now. Then read it again or listen to the audio. Get it in your bones. Then the next time you encounter a tough situation with your daughter, ask yourself, ‘What would Dr. Meeker do?’ And do it.”
—LEONARD SAX, M.D., PH.D., father of a teenage daughter and author of the New York Times bestseller The Collapse of Parenting