The 30-Day Challenge takes readers through thirty practical father-daughter activities, meant to strengthen dads in their parenting roles, while also creating honest and thriving relationships. With twenty-five years experience as a pediatrician, Dr. Meeker combines her expertise and wisdom with warmth and humor to make this the perfect guide for dads to take the Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters experience to the next level.
The 30-Day Challenge offers practical suggestions for dads to spend uninterrupted, scheduled time with their daughters, including:- Taking her on a date, dancing, or into nature- Taking her to work or teaching her to handle money responsibly- Doing an art project or planting a garden together- Treating her mother well
Reflection questions help readers examine where they are as a dad right now and where they would like to be this time next year. Checklists with important reminders help the reader commit to following through and adequately preparing for the challenges. Challenges can be adapted from the simple to the involved, depending on time availability, comfort levels, and the daughter's age.
Unlike other parenting how-to books, The 30-Day Challenge becomes a cherished handbook as dads and their girls evolve in their father and daughter roles. The 30-Day Challenge will equip dads to answer the call to become engaged and intentional fathers.
Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent over thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. A popular speaker and bestselling author, she works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative and is a co-host of Dr. James Dobson's program Family Talk. Dr. Meeker lives and works in northern Michigan, where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four children.