Do you ever feel like everyone is pressuring your daughter to grow up too fast? You are probably right!
Sex sells products, so many clothes retailers and toy makers are pushing “sexy” items at children younger and younger in age. Most movies contain content that is completely inappropriate for children (and adults!). Social media surrounds young people with a whole new level of peer pressure and mature content.
How can we as Christian parents combat this culture and ensure that our children are hearing Biblical values about modesty and sexuality?
Like it or not, our daughters are growing up. The teen years are just around the corner. As we all know, the teen years are fraught with difficulties – changing hormones, body image disorders, eating disorders, boy craziness, peer pressure, dating relationships, and social media temptations. How can we prepare ourselves and our children for these difficult years?
In the book, Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl: Guiding Your Daughter from Her Tweens to Her Teens, author Dannah Gresh explains why the “tween” ages are a critical time for Moms to be intentionally connecting with their daughters.
Moms can use the tween years to build strong relationships with their daughters that will help to shape their values before the hormones hit.
Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl offers extremely practical solutions and ideas for ways to make meaningful connections with your daughter, to encourage her to engage in creative play rather than being consumed by “screens” – (T.V., phone, or computer), to proactively teach her about her body in a positive way that highlights God’s design for women as wives and mothers, and to be actively involved with her friendships.
Satan desires to destroy our daughters and to bind them with guilt and shame before they are even out of their teens. Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl is a call to Christians parents (and moms in particular) to stand up and fight for our daughters. Through the strength of God and by the wisdom of His Word, we can instill Christian values into our children that will help them to live the life God has called them to live.