FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS: THE 'DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL' CONCEPT
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart ~ unknown
Father-daughter relationship: being a father and a daddy to a girl
While same sex parents have an important role of ensuring that they set good examples and are good rolemodels for their children, the opposite sex parent impacts on how the son/daughter will perceive relationships when s/he grows up. Through a father's teachings and examples,a daughter may decide whether or not she would want to have a man/marry or not; and whether or not she's going to have children.
A girl's relationship with her father will also affect her self-worth, self esteem and how she carries herself. A poor relationship with her father could result in poor relationships with men. She may seek-out father-figures instead of partners, or even end up being a doormat.
FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP: ARE FATHERS CLOSER TO THEIR DAUGHTERS THAN THEIR SONS....OR IS THIS ANOTHER MYTH?
ARE FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS NATURALLY CLOSE OR IS THIS YET ANOTHER MYTH/MISCONCEPTION?
Father-daughter relationships: is "daddy's little girl" automatic
Most men/fathers live under an impression that, a daughter is their answer to connection, intimacy and feeling in their lives. What fathers need to knowand acknowledge is that, a girl's father does not automatically become closer, or connected to his daughter just because she's his daughter. Being daddy's girl should be earned through love, connection and being a daddy.
Dads/fathers need to earn this connection and need to first command their daughter's respect. If a man is having trouble connecting to his son or his wife for that matter, he most probably would struggle to connect with his daughter as well. It really is not about the daughter or the son,it is about the parent!
Some people believe a girl will be her mother's best friend when she grows up. Is that always the case? Some people believe that teenage daughters go through a phase where they actually hate their mothers. Is this always the case? I know a number of teenage girls who would happily give up their dad for their mothers' happiness, when a father is making their mother unhappy.
Getting real about father-daughter relationships and how fathers/dads can improve their connection
Father-daughter relationships - Fathers and daughters: being daddy's little girl is not automatic: tips on raising girls
Father-daughter relationships are just as fragile as any other relationships/parental relationships. As a father of a girl,you would have to not only be a daddy to your little girl, but to also show that you love, care for and adore her mother. You also need to show your love of your family. This is away to earn a girl/daughter's respect.
The truth is, both boys and girls care deeply for their moms and dads - equally! Mothers and fathers play different but equally important roles and have different influences on their sons and daughters' lives. It is up to the parents to nurture and not destroy these natural bonds.
Fathers naturally become much more protective of their daughters; so the father feels much closer to her in that way but that should not be the end of the story or she may not connect back! Also, being over-protective could hurt your relationship - you need to find a balance.
Remember that your daughter is also a (young) WOMAN. She has the same female hormones, the same sensitivity and feminine feelings as your wife - her mother. She natuarally understands what her mother is going through in your marriage and she understands her mother's needs better thanyou do, because she is a woman. Bottom line - seek to connect with your whole family and earn the respect of your kids - male or female!
Healthy Father Daughter Relationships!