Projects for Daughters on the Path to Womanhood
Spiral Bound, 2nd Edition
Now available both as a spiral-bound book or as an instant-download PDF file. See eBook details here!
Raising daughters can be a challenging task! How will we ever teach them everything they need to know? Polished Cornerstones can help! Newly revised and updated after 12 years of service, this 497-page, spiral-bound book will help you focus on the skills and attitudes your daughters need to develop.
Polished Cornerstones offers hundreds of different ideas for Bible study projects, reading material, and practical, everyday activities to help prepare your daughters for godly womanhood (and to help them live godly lives as young women).
Polished Cornerstones is a tool that allows you to be flexible, picking and choosing from a variety of projects to meet each daughter’s unique needs.
Projects in each chapter are categorized for beginning, intermediate, and advanced age levels so you can start work in each area with very young girls, and continue to disciple your older daughters with more challenging assignments.
Each project is also labeled with the school subjects it relates to so that homeschoolers can incorporate projects into their academic school day.
Each chapter includes evaluation questions for parents and daughters. These help pinpoint weak areas, stimulate discussion, and lead to more specific prayer with and for your daughters.
Includes many charts and forms to encourage serious family and independent Bible study. Your daughter will learn how to be a student of the Word as she completes these projects.
Improvements to the new edition include:
Easier-to-read, updated text and layout
Easier-to assign projects (now divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced)
More help with choosing and planning projects, with sample lesson plans and step-by-step instructions
More projects for younger girls ages 4 through 9
Up-to-date recommendations for other character-building books and media
Insights from 12 more years of parenting experience (our daughter has her own daughter now!)
Reproducible forms mean that one copy of this book will serve for all your daughters (and maybe even a few granddaughters!). PDF printable forms are included free on a CD with the book.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
View Table of Contents & Sample Chapter "An Honest Woman"
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Bible verses are quoted from the King James Version.
Jessica of AZ, 5/16/2013
I can't say enough good things about this book! Love it. I've used it as a character building study for my daughter for several years and have seen the fruits of our labor. With the range of activities, I'm sure we'll be using it for years to come!
We have three girls (so far :-)) and LOVE that this book breaks down ideas and projects to use to teach and train beginning at very young ages. This has been so helpful to truly train them up since the days of their youth... :-) THANK YOU for all the work you put in to create such a wonderful resource for young mothers! May the Lord bless us all in our endeavors!
Polished Cornerstones Review
Melissa of Iowa, 2/8/2012
I used this books years ago for my older 3 girls and am just getting it out for my 6yo. I don't know if I used it as directed, but here's what we did. I looked for areas my girls needed to grow in. I used those chapters focus on for projects and added them into unit studies where possible for school. I also had the girls mark their Bibles with the Bible verses. They still have their Bibles and enjoy their "character" marked Bible... and share it with friends. It's a wonderful resource to help you find ideas for areas your children need a little help on... saves Mom a whole lot of time in searching!!!
Mrs. Wieling of IA, 4/4/2011
This book has far exceeded my expectations! My husband and I will be foster parents soon. We are looking for activities to help show them the sinfulness of man, love of Christ, promote godly character and to help us organize our days. This book does all of these things!
Mom of Five of Kansas, 7/9/2010
I really like the way this study guide is laid out. I used it years ago for a while, but shelved it because my daughter was too young at the time - and I expected a little too much of her so it was frustrating. Now we're working on it again, and I know to be a little more laid back about it! I'm very excited about using it again, especially knowing that I don't have to do the work of the Lord in my daughter's heart - He'll take care of that Himself! :)
Michelle Albanese of Pennsylvania, 7/29/2007
I have a five year old daughter and I purchased Polished Cornerstones a few months ago.
I have been reviewing it this summer in preparation for the (home) school year and it is so amazingly wonderful! I come from a broken home and where mental illness, anger and unhappiness created a mixture of fear and misery. I knew that I wanted a different life for my children and our home is 180 degrees. Still, I did not have that foundation to be able to think of all the things included in this book. With the Lord's help, I found my own way after many, many mistakes and heartbreaks. My daughter will not experience those things thanks to people like the Forsters (Praise the Lord!).
The book uses activities (not just readings), at all ages, to interest my daughter in the qualitites that I want her to develop. We will go through this book over and over as she gets older to do the projects for each age. The availability of the references and kits are very convenient too!
Thanks for taking the time for putting such a wonderful book together - especially for those of us who don't have a parental example to follow!