Category Archives: Daughters and Dads

Dads Deal With Life’s Ups and Downs

We can get stressed by changes in our lives, but we can help our kids and ourselves if we know how to face them.  This is a great article I want to share with you on how dads can have a positive influence on their families by how they deal with life’s changes. You’ll really like the “Action Points” in this article. They give you great steps to take to overcome some of the stress dads and kids face during transitions and changes.

Just click the photo below to read this great advice:

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Ten Things To Teach Your Daughter

I wanted to pass along these ten hints on how to give your daughter a great start. Every dad wants to do the best for his daughter. These ten things are what every girl needs to hear from her father. Click below to go to the list of ten things:

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Daddy-Daughter Duet Captures Hearts

I had to share this wonderful Daddy-Daughter duet of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” which has captured the hearts of 89 million viewers and counting!: We Love Music.

What your daughter needs from her dad.

You’ve heard how important a dad is for a daughter. But how can you know what to say and how to do what will really be best for her? Here’s some solid advice that I think you’ll be glad you took time to think about. Just click the photo and get some great ideas
on relating with your daughter!

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1 Huge Key to Understanding Your Daughter

Sometimes we dads need help communicating with our daughters. Here are some great ideas on how to be a great dad to your daughter–how to speak to her heart. Just click to read the whole article.

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Guest post on dads and daughters

As daughters many of us felt our dads were too busy, too distracted, and too often thinking of work. The father/daughter relationship is one that has been written about for decades and remains a mystery. We either marry the opposite or try to find a man just like daddy. There is no middle ground.

My father passed away in August after ten years of emergency room visits, surgeries, and moves, all guided by me. The best thing I did to grow closer to the busy, super intelligent man who was my father, was to start a tradition that went on for 15 years. I invited him to a formal banquet every year known as the father/daughter formal gala.

I always wanted him to take me somewhere special but he was very frugal with his money. I bought the tickets for his birthday each year. I have 15 memory photos from the occasions. We had an agreement that I could ask him one question each year and he would have to give me a serious answer, with no joking around.

There is more to the story but in short we were given a place of honour at our 15th event. I wrote our story for the program….and now he is gone.   My brother and I gave the tribute at his funeral and I told everyone that I knew 15 things about my dad that likely many others didn’t know, all because of a tradition that I started.

–Maureen Haddock,
Daughter, mother of two girls, wife, author, thinker and doer.
Canadian