There is a common belief that having a strong male influence is important in a young boy’s life, but it is equally important for daughters to have one as well. A productive relationship between father and daughter can have a huge impact on a young girl’s life and even decide whether or not, she matures into a strong, confident woman.
A father’s influence in his daughter’s life shapes her self-respect, personality, confidence and perspective of men.
How Dad deals with life will serve as an illustration for his daughter to build off of in her own life even if she desires a different view of the world.
What matters in the father-daughter relationship is that Dad pursues to live a life of morality and honesty, avoiding empty talks and admitting his own weaknesses so that she has a realistic and positive example of how to deal with the world. He should try to represent a thoughtful approach to life’s big questions so that she can seek to do the same.
We now live in a society where Dad is an equal associate in providing unpaid assistance and support to the family. From day one, Dads are encouraged to be actively involved, changing diapers, giving baths, and calming her cries. That presence and effort is the beginning of a very important relationship. This quality time together is crucial at all stages of girl’s life. Dads need to spend time with their infant daughter, taking care of her physical needs and supporting her Mom. Once the little girl starts toddling around, it is vital that Dad gets down on the floor – on her level and plays with her.
It is those annoying hormonal years that can have Dads shying away from their moody and non-communicating daughters. When there is a tween girl in the house Dads should focus on building a trusting relationship so that their daughters feel assured talking with them about what is going on in their lives. As a girl continues to grow and her teen years stressed with complicated issues, Dads should continue to work on building a trusting relationship, give affection and support her as she learns more about her and what kind of person she wants to become.
A Dad’s involvement in his daughter’s life is of great importance in the development of her self confidence. Dads can help support their daughters’ self-image and curb any possibility of low self-esteem by encouragement, being always present in her life, being alert and sensitive to her feelings, finding time to listen to her thoughts and taking an active interest in her hobbies. Direct involvement and encouragement by her father will help diminish girl’s insecurity and increase her confidence in her own abilities.
A Father must, first and foremost, treat his daughter with respect and love. He must also value women as human beings and not as persons to be used. Daughters will see what their Dads believe about women by how they value and respect women, or by how they fail to do so.
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