Are you a dad with a daughter that is planning a wedding? then this book is for you. This book is follow-up book to Wolgemuth's She Calls me Daddy. In his book She Still Calls Me Daddy moves the father into his new role as father-in-law. He discusses the changes that are made in this new relationship with his daughter. Dad is no longer #1 man in his little girl's life. He must relinquish that role to the new kid on the block, son-in-law. It isn't easy stepping down to second string. Wolgemuth gives tips and helps on how to make this new relationship easier for all concerned. Daddy may still be your name but you have a new role and relationship with now married daughter. Remodeling the family "normal" won't be as easy as it sounds. You must help your daughter see her new role now as wife to this son that you didn't raise. Wolgemuth says, "It is a BIG Deal to turn your daughter over to this new most important man, new go-to guy." There are lessons to be learned and changes ahead for everyone. as a new "normal" is found in all families involved: bride's parents, groom's parents and new family established as bride and groom .
I have two teenage daughters so we will be fast approaching this remodeling time in our own family. I have totally enjoyed reading what Wolgemuth has had to say. I haven't read She Calls me Daddy, but may have to back peddle here and read it just because I so totally enjoyed this book. This was a very good book and I highly recommend it to any father of the bride-to-be.
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