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4 Things Every Father Should Be Doing for His Daughter

by Michelle Dempsey M.S., CPRW


2. Let her cry.

Women are emotional beings. Young girls are especially emotional and men often have a hard time with tears. Please, if there is nothing else you can do for your daughter – let her express her feelings. Let her own her emotions. Hear her out, talk her through it, and make sure your shoulder is always ready for her tears.

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Don’t ever tell her to “stop crying and get over it.” You cannot understand the emotional toll this can take on someone – it leaves a girl feeling misunderstood and irrational.

1. Love her mother.

Regardless of your situation – love her mother to the point of your daughter saying, “Ew, Dad, you’re gross.” Respect her mother’s opinions, respect the fact that this woman gave you your daughter. Your daughter will learn from your relationship with her mother EXACTLY what she’ll tolerate in relationships of her own.

Don’t provide her with a model for disrespect and heartbreak – you’ll end up hurting along with her. Love her mother, and love her hard.

And remember… “Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.”

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A writer, entrepreneur, radio host, and powerful motivational speaker – Michelle Dempsey, owner and founder of Michelle Dempsey, Very Well-Written, has one goal in mind: empowering women from all walks of life with her incredible personal life story of overcoming adversity and using the lessons learned to achieve success. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle has successfully united her passion for business and writing and developed a thriving career, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and content marketing to business of all kinds.

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