8/19/2013

Talking about best friends and mean girls

I've been secretly geeked about this new book I got from my friends over at Side Door Communications. 

Here's a bit from the release blurb they sent me: 

No matter how you cut it, girls are wired for relationship. According to one study, sixty-seven percent of tween girls—those ages 8 to 12—say that “having lots of friends” is among the top three factors that give them the most confidence. But as much as tween girls crave friendships, learning how to wisely choose friends, how to be a good friend, and what to do when hurts and jealousy creep into the relationship can be a challenge. Dannah Gresh believes its critical for moms to come alongside their daughters and teach them how to navigate these challenges in a biblical way. 

So with that in mind when I cracked open Talking with Your Daughter about Best Friends and Mean Girls I was thrilled to find 8 great date ideas that came with their own little devotion for me to share with my girlies. Like a mom and me Bible study. Sweet. 

 Each one and a half hour date has a different friendship focus but follows the same general format, including special audio messages, mom-daughter discussion time, and a fun challenge activity, including a sleepover, scrapbooking, shopping, and ding-dong-ditching neighbors. Dates can be done one-on-one or as part of a small group of moms and daughters. The first date looks at what true friendship looks like, based on the Bible, with the following dates focused on specific people or groups such as loving your neighbor, your best friend, and your parents.

So I'm in the process of collecting takers for a "Mom and me" Bible study group. Any takers? Livie, Kenzie, Makayla? All the girls from my VBS group a few weeks ago? Who's in? 

Yippee!

We received this book for review purposes, as always, our opinions are %100 our own. 


4 comments:

Aleta said...

What a cool idea.

Dana said...

My almost 5 year old daughter talk about this stuff all the time. She is very loving and sympathetic child that has to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

What a neat idea, having dates with your daughter!

Tracy said...

That sounds like a great idea, and an interesting book!

Shannon said...

i love this. my daughter would love it!

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