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If you’re a parent raising a daughter, you have a wonderful yet difficult task to accomplish. If you sometimes feel at a loss when dealing with an emotional and tearful daughter, be consoled that you are not alone! But be reminded that your relationship with her is crucial to healthy social development and will greatly affect her relationships with the opposite sex, present and future.
In this busy life filled with adult pressures, it may be tempting at times to push your daughter’s tears, fears, or experiences aside as trivial. Please don’t! It’s critical that you are in tune with what is going on in her life. Many times young women who are experiencing pain (without the needed support) will fall into the arms of the first Mr. Wrong to come along and give her the attention she’s craving. Too many parents have had to deal with the guilt of a passive attitude after their daughters have experienced heartbreaking relationships or criminal encounters with men.
The key is to protect your daughter’s innocence while removing any naïveté that would put her in harm’s way. And The Mr. Right Series is a great tool for you to use with your daughter! Most girls love a good romance, and these three engaging novels allow them to think through different issues, choices, and situations now, before having to work through them personally. Or, if they have had certain experiences, this series will give them hope that there is healing for the past and a bright future ahead if they choose to pursue it.
The Mr. Right Series addresses many of the issues facing your daughter and her friends today, including true beauty, feeling insignificant without a boyfriend, honesty/dishonesty with parents, compromise, purity, unplanned pregnancy, date rape, eating disorders, Internet dangers, natural consequences, forgiveness, and new beginnings. It will encourage her to make decisions from her core values—not just to make right decisions, but also to make them for the right reasons.
If you’re a parent working with a daughter who resists honestly sharing her feelings and experiences, these novels provide a non-threatening way to reinforce your mentoring and to improve the communication between you. Your teen won’t feel as defensive discussing the characters’ problems and choices, and as trust develops, hopefully open up about what’s going on in her own heart and life. In fact, The Mr. Right Series Workbook walks her through the novels one by one, chapter by chapter, presenting Scriptures and a short commentary on each issue. It gives her a chance to record responses as well as journal about her own life. (A discussion guide is available for FREE download on this site. See main menu.)
If your teen is already open and honest with you, this series can simply reinforce your positive mentoring and encourage her to think through situations before acting. You can use your discussions together as a good way to strengthen your relationship.
No matter how you choose to use these novels—for fun, for training, or for better communication—we trust they will bring the two of you closer than ever, helping to keep her on track to experience the best life possible.