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Friday, December 13, 2013

How Fathers Influence Daughters

The importance of the father-daughter relationship

A girl’s father is one of the most influential people in her life, from infant to toddler to tween to teen. Learn why Dad has such a big impact on his little girl’s development into a strong, confident woman.

A father's influence in his daughter's life shapes her self-esteem, self-image, confidence and opinions of men. "How Dad approaches life will serve as an example for his daughter to build off of in her own life, even if she chooses a different view of the world," says Michael Austin, associate professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University and editor of Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone: The Dao of Daddy.

While fathers certainly love all their children, it sure seems that more dads spend a lot more time with their sons. Perhaps they think that they have more in common with their boys, or maybe they are a little intimidated by the girls.

But with a little more understanding, fathers can feel just as comfortable around their daughters as they do their sons. It is certainly important for fathers to connect with their daughters. Family research suggests that daughters who have secure and loving relationships with their fathers:
  • Have better grades in school
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Are more assertive without being aggressive
  • Feel more confident in relationships with men in general
  • Are more likely to be admitted to graduate school and get a degree.
    Having a daughter with those attitudes and directions is worth a lot to a father. But in addition to the lifelong positives of a good father daughter relationship, nurturing that kind of relationship can be a real opportunity for a father in the here and now.

    So what can a father do to create a loving and secure relationship with his daughter?
    • Start on Her Birthday.
    • Teach Her New Things.
    • Listen Lots.
    • Make Time For Fun.
    • Tell Her She's Beautiful.
    • Write Notes and Letters. girls love cards and notes and letters.
    • Be a Great Example of Manhood.


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