Love Her Well is a treasure-trove of advice and support for today’s parents who are overwhelmed or challenged by raising a teen girl. The 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter are spelled out by chapter and cover the gamut from ‘choosing your words and timing carefully’, to ‘be her mom’, to ‘enjoy her, laugh often, and have fun’. Ms. Kampakis weaves her engaging parenting experiences through the pages, so it has a personal and relatable feel. Some of the concepts might seem obvious, but when we’re in the midst of a tricky or overwhelming situation, it’s easy to lose our way. Getting back to the basics can be a lifeline. Love Her Well is that lifeline.
This isn’t a book that describes concepts and leaves the reader wondering how to implement the strategies. I appreciated the many lists that Ms. Kampakis offered in regards to the ‘how-to’s. I think any parent can find tidbits and suggestions that are applicable to their own child, environment, and circumstances. Additionally, each chapter ends with a list of questions that help a parent reflect on their situation at hand.
I particularly enjoyed and appreciated the section about praying for your daughter and empowering her through faith. Prayer, faith, and empowerment are powerful tools in a parent’s toolbox and ones that might be overlooked during challenging times.
Who would enjoy this book:
Any Christian parent who’s struggling to raise a teenage girl would find this book helpful. The concepts in Love Her Well apply to any parent, but it’s written with a Christian foundation.
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Meet the Author Kari KAMPAKIS
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis is an author, blogger, and national speaker from Birmingham, Alabama. Her books for teen girls, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know and Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For have been used widely across the country by teen youth groups and church groups to empower girls through faith.
Kari’s work has been featured on the TODAY Show, TODAY Parents,Yahoo! News, EWTN, Proverbs 31, Ann Voskamp’s blog, and The Huffington Post. She and her husband have four daughters.
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