By Gary Lloyd
Big Oak Ranch founder John Croyle has published a new book, “Raising a Princess: 8 Essential Virtues to Teach Your Daughter.”
The 224-page book, published through B&H Publishing Group, will be available May 1.
In the book, Croyle poses the question, “How do you equip your daughter to become the kind of woman who is described in Proverbs 31?” Croyle looks at the parenting techniques that will help readers raise princesses who will some day be queens. He draws from his experience parenting more than 1,800 abused and neglected children at the Big Oak Ranch, alongside his wife and two biological children.
Croyle focuses on eight virtues a parent can cultivate in his or her princess: praiseworthiness, righteousness, initiative, nurture, character, empowerment, servant-heartedness and stability.
Croyle was an All-American football player at the University of Alabama.
Croyle last June signed copies of “The Two Minute Drill to Manhood: A Proven Game Plan for Raising Sons” in Trussville. Croyle bases the plan on his experience of raising his own two biological children — former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback Brodie, and former University of Alabama basketball player and homecoming queen Reagan — and the more than 1,800 boys and girls who have lived on the Ranch.
Croyle founded the Big Oak Ranch in 1974 as a home for children between the ages of 6 and 18 who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Big Oak Ranch, Inc. operates Big Oak Boys’ Ranch in Gadsden, Big Oak Girls’ Ranch in Springville and Westbrook Christian School in Rainbow City.
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