Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl — Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

If you are the mother of a daughter, I imagine that you got to this title title as quickly as your finger could click. Whether she is four or fourteen, you have probably either wrestled with her about wanting to grow up too fast or you are waiting for the change from young child to teen wannabe that is occurring earlier and earlier.

Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl by Dannah Gresh is a refreshing and necessary resource for moms of little girls. And lest you think that your daughter is “too young” to start worrying about issues such as screen time, media influence, clothes, sexuality and more, she’s probably not.

In the beginning of the book, Gresh explains why the ages between 6 and 11 are the perfect time to intentionally tackle these issues that will be of ultimate importance as they head into their teen years and young adulthood.

Even though my daughter is 12 and just outside that ideal window for sharing values, Gresh’s advice and
wisdom inspired me not to grow weary of well-doing.

In order to effectively communicate with our daughters (that is, to talk so that they will listen), we have to be connected moms. Gresh shares examples of conversations she and her daughter have had, and ways that she strives to connect with her kids.

In 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters: How to Talk about True Beauty, Cool Fashion, and Modesty Gresh makes intentional bonding easy. She takes care of the planning, giving ideas for a place/activity to use to connect, and tells exactly how to use the activities as a springboard into those important conversations.

Gresh writes from a Christian perspective and does use scripture to back up her “whys,” but she also quotes women who share her beliefs who do not come from a Christian background. I think that this book would be useful for any mom who wants strategies to connect with her daughter and protect her from the dangers of growing up too fast.

I have a copy of Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl and 8 Great Dates for Moms and Daughters to give to one of you (U.S. shipping addresses only).

Just leave a comment here if you’d like to win. We’ll announce the winner right here on November 1.

Also, check out our review and giveaway of Little Girls Can Be Mean.

The winner of Jill Kelly’s memoir Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything is # 6 Shawnee.

Our giveaway of 5 Dog books is still open for another week, so head on over to enter.

Thanks to Harvest House for the review copies and sponsoring this giveaway.



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1 Ticia October 18, 2010 at 12:16 am

Oh my goodness, my daughter is about to enter the “prime age,” and it’d be cool to win!

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2 Courtney S October 18, 2010 at 12:18 am

I have three daughters and this looks super appealing to me! I want to be that connected mom who helps her girls stay little and innocent. I’m scared to death of what the teen years hold for them…or worse yet…for me! :o)

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3 Lindsey October 18, 2010 at 12:32 am

These look so good – it would be wonderful to have some extra guidance raising my little girl in this crazy world. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

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4 angela October 18, 2010 at 1:06 am

My daughter is almost aa tween so i def need this!!!

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5 maria October 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

This would come in handy right now!

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6 Sarah October 18, 2010 at 1:17 am

I would love a copy, I’ve got 3 girls!

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7 Chris October 18, 2010 at 1:31 am

i hope to win a copy of the Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl. I have a 6 year old daughter and this book really sounds interesting!

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8 Jessica Kelley October 18, 2010 at 1:59 am

My daughter is just a toddler, but we’ll get there sooner than I know!

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9 Hillary--Mrs. Einstein October 18, 2010 at 2:13 am

Oh, yes, please! I have a six year-old, and she’s already coming home from school with obvious influences from her friends. And is, in turn, influencing her three year-old sister. This would be wonderful to read!

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10 Larri at Seams Inspired October 18, 2010 at 6:21 am

I’d love an opportunity to develop more ways to shape LittleGirl’s view of the world and how to be an influencer instead of a follower.

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11 Ameriah October 18, 2010 at 6:41 am

OMGosh, my oldest is 9 and I have been stressing about her growing up tooo fast. My youngest in 5, so she is not too terribly far behind. I would love to win!

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12 emily October 18, 2010 at 6:43 am

I would love to win this!

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13 Shawn October 18, 2010 at 6:52 am

I just briefly looked at this book at our bookstore in town. I would love win this…it looked like an awesome book!

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14 Jenn October 18, 2010 at 7:57 am

I’ve been seeing this book around on the internet and want to stop by and check it out at the local bookstore – this would be great to win!

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15 Tracey October 18, 2010 at 8:19 am

I have 2 girls and this book would be perfect for me!

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16 Amy N October 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

My daughter just turned 6 – would love to read these books.

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17 Michelle T October 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

I clicked over as fast as possible. I’d love to win this for my two little girls. Oh how I don’t want them to grow up too soon!

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18 MaryBeth October 18, 2010 at 9:16 am

With my four girls rapidly approaching the target age range for this book, I’d say now is a great time for me to get started reading it… I may have to find a copy at the library or purchase a copy if I don’t win. Thanks for the info and the opportunity to win one!

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19 Anne October 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

I’d love a copy. My daughter is almost 3.
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20 Rosemary October 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

I have 3 girls and would love both books.

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21 Aleksandra October 18, 2010 at 9:33 am

Thanks for the chance – I’d love to win!

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22 LT October 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

This sound great for my and my daughter!! Thanks for the chance!

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23 Christine October 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

Would love to win this! I have one, 7-yr old daughter!

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24 Marilyn October 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

I have a 4 year old daughter but it’s never too early to be prepared for the future! I would love to read these books!

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25 Nikki October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

I have two girls 11 months apart—I’m gonna need all the help I can get :)

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26 Rachel Langston October 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

Would love to have these. I need all the help I can get with my 7 year old. She’s wonderful but I am already struggling with age appropriate clothes, etc. and would welcome any insight in navigating this time with her.

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27 Anne October 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Wow! We’re not quite to the target age, but it’s coming up pretty quick! This looks like a great resource to have on hand. It’s never too early to start!

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28 The Gang's Momma October 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Oh, count me in! I’d love to win this for some creative times with my LadyBug and later with my Li’l Empress… These tween years are harder with a girl than they were with the older two boys and I’m finding myself in DIRE need of creativity and “newness!”

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29 Debbie F October 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I would love this book! I have a 5 y/o and she loves books too and we could kind of read this together. Thanks!

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30 April! October 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Oh please, this is for me. My just turned five year old wanted me to put stick on nails on her today… yikes.

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31 Jennifer October 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I have an 8 yr old little girl and these books would be a perfect gift !!!!!

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32 Kelly Cook October 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I am a fan of Dannah on Facebook, and I have been wanting this book, that is seemingly sold out everywhere! I was so surprised to read her post the other day that around age 8, girls are about ready for the “talk” about their period! Sent me into panic mode, as I have a just-turned-8 yr old. I need some help with this subject, and would love to have her book!

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33 Amy October 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I would love to win this great resource!

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34 Lisa October 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Thanks for your committment to helping raise Godly girls!

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35 Merideth Kirby October 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Would love to win these books!

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36 Mandy October 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I would love to win a copy of these two books!

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37 Erin October 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm

With 2 girls these books would be wonderful!

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38 Michelle October 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I have a 6 year old daughter and would love to read these!

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39 Corrina October 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I have three young daughters and this book would be great!

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40 Michele Wassink October 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Would love to win to give to a friend. I have the book and it is great so far. When I’m done I will be passing it around. I have 5 friends lined up so far!

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41 Lori October 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I would love a chance to win this book to help guide my daughter to be the “salt” as Jesus would want her to be!

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42 Connie Haske October 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I’d love to win one of these… especially the 6 ways to keep the little in your girl… I have a 2 year old daughter and this world is a crazy place…

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43 TopazTook October 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I would love to win these books — I have a little (!) girl , three nieces and three great-nieces who could all benefit from them.

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44 Stephanie October 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm

These books sound terrific! I too have wonderful girls.

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45 Melissa Woods October 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I’d love to win and use these resouces..I have 4 boys, so need help in shaping my one little girl and share that with scout friends.

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46 kristi walker October 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I have 10 girls. Some out of this age range, one not there yet and a few in it still. Always looking to learn new things to help me rear my girls in a godly way.

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47 Ivy October 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I would love to win this. My little girl has just started preschool and when I pick her up and ask her about her day, she’s already answering “I didn’t do anything at school”. (which I know is not true from talking with her teachers) !?!?!?! I need help fast to learn how to talk with her and get her communicating without feeling like I’m nagging. She’s in PRESCHOOL!! (GAH!!! *pulling hair out*)

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48 Amy M October 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I would be so grateful to win these books! I have a daughter who just turned 9 this month and another who turned 7 in July. I would love to learn from Dannah’s wisdom and experience.

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49 Naomi October 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

sounds good even though I have a few years til we hit the prime age :)

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50 Ann October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the give away!

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51 adrienne October 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I have a 6 year old and would LOVE this book!

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52 Holly Coldiron October 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I have 2 young girls and would absolutely love this book. I wish my mom would have read things like this!

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53 Kerri October 18, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Definitely looks like a necessary resource for my seven year old! Thanks!

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54 Susan October 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I’m have 3 granddaughters, I’d love this book!

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55 melissa October 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

oh, i have been wanting to read this book! i would love to win…thanks for the giveaway!

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56 LuAnn October 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I would like to read these books. My daughter is 9. I will need all the help I can get to help guide her through the next few years.

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57 DeDe October 19, 2010 at 4:33 am

I have two girls and would love to win these books! Thank you!

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58 Lisa October 19, 2010 at 6:38 am

I would love this book to help me with my 6 yr old going on 20 LOL

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59 Sue Borowiak October 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

I have a soon to be 10 -year-old daughter. Depending on the situation, she is either “a fourth grader, not a baby” or “I’m just a fourth grader.” These books would be perfect for us. Thank you.

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60 CaroleM October 19, 2010 at 9:31 am

My daughter is only little yet, but this is something of great interest to me!!

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61 seena October 19, 2010 at 9:33 am

being a pioneer christian parent and first time mom, i am always looking for books that would help me bring up by little girl and any children that GOD has planned for our future, in the fear and knowledge of the LORD..this book would add some wonderful insights!!

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62 Wendy O'Brien October 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

I have three daughters….Emma: age13, Annie: age 7, and Sophie: age 5. We would get a lot of use out of these books!! Thanks!

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63 Holly October 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

I have 2 little girls so I would love to win this.

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64 Elizabeth October 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

i’d love to win! these look like amazing resources.

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65 Jaimie K October 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

I have 4 little girls, 4 and under, so I could see these books getting A LOT of use around here in the future. :)

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66 LaVonne
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Thanks for offering this. These sound like very important books for those with a daughter.

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67 Jessica Harwood October 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I have a little girl and I have recently been worrying about her growing up too fast. I was the oldest as well and I know how easy it is for the oldest to grow up much too fast. I want her to stay “little” for a while – to not worry about being an adult before she has a chance to enjoy her childhood.

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68 Jen October 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

i would love to have these for my little!

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69 Kathy Stevenson October 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I have two daughters so these books would be great!

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70 hippie4ever October 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm

What an awesome book! Is there a comparable one for boys?

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71 cinni October 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm

these books look GREAT!

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72 kari October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

What a fabulous topic for a book!!!! It’s so important for Mothers and Daughters to connect, expecially when the Mom is filling the role of both partents!!! :) I’d love to read this!!!

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73 Angie October 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

This would be great! My daughter is 11 and we’re having a rough transition so I totally need this!

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74 Mia October 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

This is perfect timing for my daughter. She is 11 going on 21.

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75 Stephanie October 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

The title of your post caught my attention right away! I have two little girls so I know I’d read both of these books promptly. :)

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76 Tiffany October 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Would definitely love to read this book. I look at my daughter who is almost 8 and wonder how its going to be in a few years. Thank you for posting this I would love to receive this book!!!!

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77 Amanda October 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

As a mom of 4 girls age 3 to 11, I cant wait to read these books!

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78 Christine October 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

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79 ANGELA SNOOZY October 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I have a 13-year daughter, and I would love to have this book. She really is growing up waaaaaaaaaaay to fast!

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80 Jessica T October 20, 2010 at 1:21 am

These look awesome – would love to win them!

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81 karen M October 20, 2010 at 6:57 am

I have a few special little girls in my life!

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82 Jill L October 20, 2010 at 7:00 am

I certainly don’t want my daughters growing up too fast. Looks like a great book.

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83 samantha October 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

i have a 9 month old girl and want her to stay little forever!

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84 Loretta Arnold October 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I have a nine year old daughter and would be very excited to read these books. I stumbled upon dates w/your daughter by Dana on a clearance table at a local bookstore and have been using that as a guide as we talk about modesty, changing bodies, what a treasure she is…

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85 Lisa October 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm

My daughter will be 6 in March. I definitely need this book!

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86 Erika October 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

As the mom of 5, two of those being girls, this book sounds awesome! Moreso, however, as the mom of my girls, one being 16 and one being 7, it actually seems important. I worry about my girls more than the boys, and I have watched my 16 year old’s “girl” slip away so much faster than I could have anticipated. That leaves me with so much more resolve to cherish every moment I can with my younger daughter!

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87 Vilmarys October 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

I have a little girl and I also worry about her growing up too fast. These books would be of great value. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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88 Heather October 21, 2010 at 9:24 am

I would love to read this!! I have 9 and 5 year old daughters, and I keep asking my husband “How am I going to parent them when they are 14 when I don’t feel like I can connect with them now?!?” I want to teach them all of these things, but was not really taught them myself, so I am not sure how! Thanks for introducing me to these books! If I don’t win them, I will be finding them somewhere else!

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89 diane taylor October 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

I have 3 grand daughters and would love to have this book. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

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90 Sandy C October 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I have 2 daughters, 10 and 8. I would love to have those early years back. This book looks like a must read! FYI – I attended one of the tween conferences with author, Dannah Gresh- if in your area- don’t miss it!

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91 Page Turner / Heather October 21, 2010 at 10:59 pm

These look very helpful! I’d love to win them.

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92 Kimberly October 22, 2010 at 5:20 am

I would love to share this with my daughters.

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93 Niki October 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

I have two girls – 10 years old and 1 years old. Boy, that was an eye opener on how fast they grow! Stay little, girls, stay little!

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94 Monica October 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

I would love to win one of these books. Our family recently was blended with the custody of my boyfriends children. A boy who’s 5, and a girl who’s 6. I have raised two boys all these years (ages 4&6), and often have trouble relating to her. Maybe something like this would help.

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95 Bobbi K October 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I would love to get this book. I had just googled to get info about the book and your blog came up. It sounds like a great book.

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96 Jessica October 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I have 2 little girls and I remember what I did as a child and that is scary! I would LOVE this book!!

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97 MageeMommy October 24, 2010 at 12:04 am

This would be great to win!

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98 Shelley October 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

I have a one year old and I would LOVE this book to go ahead and start preparing!

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99 Jenn B. October 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I have two girls (6 and 4) and four nieces under 8. This would be a wonderful and timely resource for us! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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100 Creative2xmom October 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Wow! As the mother of a little girl, these would be two great resources to have around.

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101 jamie October 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I would love to win this book it will be very helpful

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102 Deborah October 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I just heard about this book and would love to have it as a mother of an almost 5 year old girl. I teach piano a lot and it is getting more and more shocking how mature most little girls seem at such a young age. I, for one, want to keep my little girl from all the bad influences for as long as I can!

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103 Susan Kinzer October 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I would love these books! I have five daughters and yes, they face a lot of challenges. Any help would be appreciated. :)

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104 A. Thorp October 29, 2010 at 1:54 am

I raised 3 boys and now they are grown with families of their own. Our middle son and his wife have two beautiful little girls. I try my best to be a godly grandmother and help my son and my daughter n love to raise my precious little granddaughters into the godly women that God desires them to be. I too am aware of the pressures the world puts on our kids now days and I just want to be prepared with as much armour as I can have and to pass it on to my own children to raise their children for the Lord. I have given them the book “Bringing Up Girls” from James Dobson, but want them to have this book in their library as well. I was online to purchase it and then found your give away. I would love to have a copy of this wonderful book. I hope you think I should have it too! God bless you and Thank you!

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105 Dayngr October 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

My daughter is 5 and never in a million years did I ever think that she would be so easily influenced by other children or the things she sees on TV. She’s just 5 and already she wants to do what the big kids are doing. It’s a constant challenge to keep her in age appropriate clothes, toys, games and activities. It’s so important to me to build a strong relationship with her now, so she’ll be comfortable being open with me as she enters the teen years and beyond.

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106 T Welander November 23, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I heard about this book last night. I have been actively trying to protect and educate my daughter in the way to keep her innocence. It is SO different from when I was a child and so much is blasted into our little girls’ lives. A resource like this will help with the knowledge to steer my daughter in the right direction! Thank you for having this!

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107 c hardiman March 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

i think it would be a blessing to win these books. she just turned 10 years old a few weeks ago on the 20th of this month. i talk to her about different things that i was never taught when i was little. it’s amazing how much influence is out there. i pray with her and to her everyday to and from school, at bedtime. thank you for what you do , you are an inspiration.

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