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 examples of how raising a daughter would be different from that of a son.
I loved: I loved the fact that he has some great advice. I have 2 sons and his parenting advice really does stand up against the test of time. My sons are raised with a lot of the advice and techniques that he offers up and some that I hadn’t thought about before. Things I didn’t love: he often talks about why spanking is a good idea and why he feels that it is a successful way to discipline. I don’t agree with that, BUT it does not take away from the value of this book.
Reading this book made me wonder about: I really appreciated that the author has update the book. Sounds like he wrote the original before social media, texting and the like were a “thing”. So the fact that he went back through the book and rewrote many of the sections showed me how much he cares. I was wondering how his daughters are doing now, but he often references them and how they took this advice and transformed it for their families.
Overall, the book was: I give the book 4 stars out of 5!