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The importance of father-daughter relationships is something that should never be underestimated.
In fact, you can say it is critical to the development of a woman and the identity she takes on in the future. Not to be all doom and gloom, but depression, substance abuse and promiscuity are just some of the issues that can result from a poor relationships.
The development of a father-daughter relationship should start from day one. Sure, there is only so much that can be done during the infant stage, but even the little stuff helps.
One of the best things you can do at this point is start playing an active role in caring for your daughter when shes a baby. This includes feeding her, changing diapers, rocking her to sleep, and providing her with comfort when she wakes up crying in the middle of the night.
These activities and more will help to lay the foundation for a strong bond that hopefully continues through the subsequent stages of her life. As your daughter grows older, the methods you employ to strengthen that bond will change considerably.
Kids grow up fast, and for all fathers with daughters, I think you'd agree that time moves even faster. The key is making sure you stay engaged as she continues to grow and progress through the childhood stage.
As your daughter travels through her elementary school years, make efforts to spend time with her and teach her new things about the world. For example, you could continue to develop a close relationship by creating activities she looks forward to. This could be attending baseball games, taking fishing trips, playing Frisbee out in the yard, or other activities that help strengthen the bond you initially created.
Keep in mind that building this relationship shouldn't be solely based on fun and games because helping out with school work, teaching discipline, and instilling solid moral values are just as important at this stage.
"IF YOU HAVE A CHILD , THE CHILD COMES FIRST."