5 Tips to Help Dads and Daughters Bonding Stronger
As parents, our roles change over time. However, the bond between dads and daughters is just out of words to describe. For every girl, the dream is to get a man like her dad, her hero, her savior, her friend and much more. It is an indescribable feeling or rather a relationship that will develop as the daughter grows. They may either turn to be very close like good friends or may even part away, developing misunderstandings.
Adolescence can be a little tough time for dads and daughters. Maybe because the daughter has grown up or has a set of the circle of friends who tell her what to do and what not to. As little girls grow into young women, it can be a little difficult and different for dads to figure where, and how, they fit in.
The role of a dad is limited to being her protector physically and emotionally until she grows up to a stage. However, the trickiest part comes in guiding them, in which way you have to match their choice and meet their preference as well. While it’s important for both the parents to play their roles on this, the so-called responsibility or the blame game always is for the dads. As a dad, you have to be ready with solutions even before the problem arises.
Here we come with a few tips that help dads and daughters bonding stronger:
1. Be a Good Listener
It is ok to be a little commendable and to put orders to your daughters while they were young. However, as girls grow up and start seeking more independence which is also taught by us, our roles as parents change. We have to start listening to them for what they want rather than fixing their cores once you know it. The more you listen, the more closeness springs up. She will get confidence in you.
2. Decide Together
It’s important that you keep talking through problems together rather than just helping her by providing her with a ready-made solution. The togetherness will help your daughter feel more comfortable in bringing up things to you and will help her build vital critical thinking skills which she will use throughout her life.
3. Don’t Miss To Praise
If you are a girl, you will know its importance. When girls are in their adolescence, it could seem like your opinion doesn’t matter to them at all. But be patient enough to understand that this phase gives them more confidence. As girls grow up, it is always the mothers who tend to take the lead in personal matters. However, dads leave this as a mother’s role and tend to skip this phase. They expect you to note and praise everything during their teen years. Be proud of your daughter and keep praising her and telling her that she’s beautiful and she means a lot to you.
4. Healthy Relationship
Adolescence is likely to be the first time girls get involved with real-life romantic partners. So as parents and especially as a dad, it’s really important to talk to your daughter about what a true and a life long relationship means. It’s sure that a dad always thinks the best for her daughter, no matter what the situation or the need is. Get yourself into a thought of how you and your partner interact. This is also in moments that don’t directly involve your kids. For what you are is always what your daughter gets inspired by.
5. Be Cautious Over Your Language
Girls always look to their fathers for cues on how a man should behave in relationships. But it does not mean you are an exception as they also note on how and with whom you talk to. Also to the extent of how you talk about women. While you may be respectful and encouraging when talking to your wife and daughter, talking ill about another woman in a lusty way, also gives her an impact about who you are. So don’t disappoint her with these things and have control of what you communicate.
Finally, being a dad is hard work, but it’s worth it. It’s always important for you to stand beside your daughter and let her know her importance in your life. It is something she will carry with her and cherish for the rest of her life. For the best role of a man is being a Dad and for a girl is being a lovable daughter!