We did an informal, internal poll of some of the female employees of Family First to find out their thoughts on what they think girls need from their dad. Their first response? “She needs you to be involved.” A daughter needs her father to be actively interested in her life. “Actively interested” does not refer to the second-long conversation that sometimes happens between a father and daughter when he asks how her day went and she replies with one word. A father should participate in his daughter’s hobbies and activities by displaying interest. For example, if she is interested in collecting coins, he takes her to coin shows. Uses the Internet to learn about rare coins and talk about them. Or, if his daughter is athletically talented, he enjoys watching the games and becomes an enthusiastic fan! You get the idea. Just be there, wherever your daughter feels called to go.
Here is the rest of our internal research, well worth reading – 7 Things a Daughter Needs from Her Father.
Huddle up with your daughter tonight and say: “What is the #1 thing you need from me? Why?”