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Notes to My Son Reviews

 A must read for parents, educators, therapists, and counselors.

Alan B. Lavizzo

 

Notes to My Son will touch men of all ages. 

Odell Stroud, Jr.

 

Every young man should read this book.

Paula Gallegos, Ph.D.

"A must read for parents, educators, therapists, and counselors, Notes to My Son is an engaging, well-crafted letter to young men navigating the often turbulent waters of adolescence into adulthood.  David Dixon addresses 14 essential life skills in practical, real-world applicable lessons.  Driven from personal experience, Mr. Dixon delivers a powerful narrative that offers a road map to success that is not defined by material possessions or money, but rather by character, perseverance, relationships, and faith. This book, and its companion Notes to My Daughter, will be indispensable resources to support our students as they matriculate through middle school!” ~ Alan B. Lavizzo

 

Alan B. Lavizzo - Assistance Principal, Falcon Creek Middle School, Aurora, CO

"Notes to My Son is a walk down life's highway that creates a navigatable road map to aid his son through this sometimes disorienting landscape that we call life.  It is written as a living series of notes to his son that will aid him at every stage of his journey to manhood and beyond with insightful observations about self-worth,  boundaries, relationships, and courage.  Notes to My Son will touch men of all ages with examples and insights written specifically with his son in mind but should certainly be requred reading for men of all ages!  Notes to My Son is David Dixon's common sense apprach to a relationship between a father and his son."  ~ Odell Stroud, Jr.

 

Odell Stroud, Jr. - Actor/Entertainer

Notes to My Daughter Reviews

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 It is a helpful and encouraging guide for a young woman as she embarks on the journey of life.

Author and Educator Nicole Weaver

 

It is said that “Good things come in small packages.” That is exactly what you get with David Dixon’s book, Notes to My Daughter.  

Dr. Peggy Mitchell Norwood, Ph.D

 

If you want to better understand the dynamic relationship between a father and daughter, Notes to My Daughter is a book you will definitely want to read. 

Dr. Jerry Lee Anderson, Ph.D

November 16, 2013

"An unexamined life is not worth living." In the lesson that follows Dixon correctly perceives that there are three types of people in this world: 1) those who want to change and do; 2) those who don't want to change and never will; and 3) those who want you to think they have changed and have not. One of my favorite lessons is the eighth one which begins with a quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer: "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." And as Dixon reminds us, "As we get older, it's not the things we did that we regret, it's the things we didn't do that we regret even more. Live your life so you have few regrets." In other words, don't be the person who looks back and says I could have, would have, should have, but I didn't do anything.

November 15, 2013

David A. Dixon informs us in his Notes to my Daughter: Living Life and avoiding Pitfalls that he commenced writing his book in April 1997, a month after his daughter Kenadi (which is pronounced Kennedy) was born. He further states that he felt his daughter was so precious that he had to create something to help her avoid many of the pitfalls in life. The culmination is a ninety-six page tome comprising fifteen compact lessons covering some of life's "biggies" including trust in God, friends...

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October 28,2013

Reading David Dixon’s book Notes to my Daughter was bittersweet. I grew up without a dad. My dad abandoned me before I was born. Nevertheless, I am happy that there are dads that do take pride in providing for their children.

What do Doctor's have to say:

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Dr. Anderson's Review:

Notes to My Daughter is an insightful journey into the relationship between a father and his daughter.  David Dixon writes from his heart as he shares life lessons.  He reveals the depth of a father's love as he gives purposeful direction to help guide his daughter's life down a meaningful path. These are words that many daughters long to hear and father's often struggle to say. If you want to better understand the dynamic relationship between a father and daughter, Notes to My Daughter is a book you will definitely want to read. 
 
Jerry Lee Anderson, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Anderson has worked within the field of education for 28 years. She has taught from grades four to the post graduate level and worked as both a District Administrator and a Principal. Over the years Dr. Anderson has counseled numerous families who struggle to maintain positive supportive relationships. 

 

Dr. Norwood’s Review:

It is said that “Good things come in small packages.” That is exactly what you get with David Dixon’s book, Notes to My Daughter.  It is written as a letter to his daughter Kenadi, and offers words of wisdom, cautionary tales, good common sense, and helpful advice.  David’s insightful observations about men, love, money, relationships, boundaries, self-worth, and forgiveness will make you laugh, nod your head in agreement, and shout, “Amen!”  Notes to My Daughter, a helpful and encouraging guide, should be required reading for any young woman (and her parents) as she embarks on the journey of life.

 

Peggy Mitchell Norwood, PH.D.

Psychologist, professor, and author of the book, Do Something Different…For a Change: An Insider’s Guide to What Your Therapist Knows (But May Not Tell You).

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