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Raising A Young Modern-Day Princess

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Growing the Fruit of the Spirit in Your Little Girl

Emulating the format of Raising a Modern-Day Princess, authors Doreen Hanna and Karen Whiting seek to help parents and grandparents cultivate strong relationships and encourage the spiritual formation in their daughters using examples, Bible teaching on the fruit of the Spirit, and a variety of creative activities that are based on Galatians 5:22-23, the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control).

By implementing the ideas in this book, mothers (as well as fathers) will be equipped to understand and guide their daughters through each step of becoming His “princess.” This will include perceiving a daughter’s unique personality and gifts, refining her character through training and discipline, and modeling the attributes of a daughter of the King.

This book is a follow-up to both Raising a Modern-Day Knight (by Robert Lewis) and Raising a Modern-Day Princess by Pam Farrel and Doreen Hanna. While the latter book is aimed at parents of girls ages 12 and up, this book focuses on building the Christian character of younger girls.


Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Focus on the Family (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589978668
ISBN-13: 978-1589978669
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

About the Authors

Doreen Hanna was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. Her life immediately had its challenges. She was rejected by her father as a young girl, yet chose to forgive and overcome that heartache. She faced the challenge of living more than 20 years with the presence of alcoholism in her home, but saw the results of standing firm and saw the results in a loved one's sobriety. She managed an "all-girl" family full of high emotional drama. All she has faced called her to forgive, stand firm and graciously understand the emotional needs of girls and women. 

In 2000 she founded Treasured Celebrations, a 501-C-3, a non-profit organization, that is the umbrella for all Modern Day Princess resources for teen girls and women. Her first signature program began with the Becoming a Modern Day Princess rite-of-passage curriculum. This 10-week journey provides the insights for every teenage girl to know what it means to live as a young woman filled with purpose, value and strength. 

In 2008 Focus on the Family embraced her vision and published "Raising a Modern Day Princess." She and her co-author, Pam Farrel, have seen more than 40,000 teen girls and their families lives impacted across our nation and internationally as they implement this life-impacting journey into womanhood for their daughter or girls.

Doreen was often approached at the Modern Day Princess celebrations about having something for women because women today often have unfilled dreams and don't realize yet, their true value. Therefore, she created a curriculum for women titled "Still His Princess~Becoming the Bride," in 2011 that is catching on like wildfire as it is a program that guides women to defines who she is and her destiny.

Feel free to contact Doreen if you have questions regarding these books or curriculum that are changing the lives of women of all ages today!


Karen Whiting is an international speaker, award winning author, and former television host. Karen loves to splash creativity and faith on pages as she writes. 

Her inspirational craft books for girls come from fun she had raising her daughters as well as getting creative with other girls. Her first book for boys released in October 2015 (The One Year Devotions for Active Boys). New and upcoming releases include Raising a Modern Day Princess (Focus on the Family Publishing) and 52 Week Devotions for Busy Families (Rosekidz).

Her book, My Princess Devotions, won the 2014 Christian Retailing Best Award for children's nonfiction. Her book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front won the Military Writer Society of America Gold Medal, faith category.

Karen speaks to many groups of women and moms as well as mother-daughter events to share laughter, stories, on topics ranging from building strong relationships, managing time, to appreciating the contributions of women of faith in our history.