Here’s some wonderful advice for dads and their daughters from Life to Her Years
Let her hear you bragging about her to others.
Make sure your face lights up any time she enters the room. Do this throughout her life and she will always feel treasured.
Sometimes a listening ear is all she needs. For everything else, just smile and fix it. Her mom’s not the only one who can safety-pin a dress.
Encourage her adventurous side. Today she’s conquering the playground slide. Tomorrow, the world.
Encourage her to face her fears. Walking beside her through frightening experiences today will give her the courage she needs to overcome them later in life when she’s on her own.
Tea parties are a big deal. Do not take them lightly.
Always ask about her day. This is just as important at 2 and 5 as it is when she’s 25.
Let her get dirty.
Encourage her to make mistakes. No one ever succeeded at anything worthwhile without messing up a few times first.
Never turn down an offer to dance.
How many of these dadisms from activerain.com do you remember?
- Don’t ask me, ask your mother.
- I’m not just talking to hear my own voice!
- Don’t forget to check your oil.
- Did you check the oil?
- Are you SURE you checked the oil?
- Don’t use that tone with me!
- Who said life was fair?
- Drive safe!
- Don’t make me stop the car!
- Go ask your mother!
- Just wait until I get you home!
- I’m not sleeping, I was watching that channel.
- You should visit more often. Your mother worries.
- Turn off those lights. Do you think I am made of money?
- What do you think I am, a bank?