I’ve watched my brother raise his daughter (my neice) and sometimes shake my head in amazement as to why he doesn’t ‘get her.’ But, I soon realize I’m not exactly being fair as fathers may not always connect to their ‘princesses’, just as mothers are sometimes disconnected from their sons.
As a strong girl advocate, I watch teen girls grow into whom I hope will be self-respecting and driven young ladies. They grow and mature and if I’m being honest, I sometimes struggle to find the right words to pour into them. I can only imagine how fathers feel.
This article from National Center for Fathering caught my eye and offers some much-needed guidance for dads looking to empower their daughters. And it doesn’t have to be complicated.
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