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“I Should Love My Wife the Same Way I Want My Daughter to Be Loved.” Things Every Father of a Girl Needs to Remember

The connection between fathers and daughters is so powerful that it determines a girl’s journey to adult life. Research says that children who had a loving father, have higher chances of being emotionally secure, more socially active, and self-confident. Fathers shape their daughter’s future in many ways, so they should be very careful and put a lot of effort into raising their precious baby girls.

We at Bright Side are 100% sure that daughters and fathers have a special bond that can’t be broken and no other man can’t influence a girl’s life in such a great way.

A father sets an example of how his daughter should be treated by men.

Relationships between a husband and a wife act as an example and shape a daughter’s attitude toward what she can expect from a man. A father should show his respect to his wife and remember that he should love her just as much as he wishes his daughter will be loved one day. He shouldn’t be afraid to express his feelings and show that his daughter should never settle for less than she deserves.

A father should give all the love he can to his daughter.

Every woman is her daddy’s little girl deep in her heart, so a father shouldn’t be afraid to show that his daughter means the world to him. A daughter will need all that love to build up her self-esteem and realize that she’s worthy of being loved. She may feel some self-doubt as she grows up, but a father’s love will always give her the strength to crush any obstacles in her way. No one can replace a father and no one ever will, so he should make the most of his role as a daddy.

It’s important to tell her she’s beautiful on both the inside and the outside.

Girls doubt themselves so much in their lives. The influence from their peers, social media, and unattainable beauty standards may make them compare themselves to other people, and increase their chances of having problems with their self-esteem. Fathers should praise and remind their daughters how beautiful they are, and make them understand that they’re more than just a pretty face. It’s in their power to not let others ruin their confidence and make sure they have enough faith in themselves.

She needs her father to always be by her side.

No matter how grown-up a daughter may seem, she’ll always need her father’s unconditional love and support. She wants to know that her father will be there holding her hand, no matter what she does. Of course, she’ll learn by making her own mistakes and a father can’t protect her from that. But she’ll need her daddy to pick her up when she feels like a mess and show her that nothing can break his love for her.

She really wants her father to listen to what she has to say.

Regardless of age, a daughter wants to be heard and understood. Fathers shouldn’t ignore their daughters’ problems no matter how little and insignificant they might seem to them. And just pretending that they’re listening won’t do the trick. A daughter will know that her father wasn’t paying attention, so she may never share a secret with him again. It’s important to never dismiss her needs and provide her with all the emotional support she asks for.

Happy memories are a gift she’ll never forget.

Daughters want their fathers’ attention and no brand-new gadget can replace that. A father can take his little girl out for ice cream, take a family trip on a weekend, or just play a board game together. Making memories doesn’t have to be about spending loads of money, it’s just a great way to form an emotional connection. Fathers should teach their daughters that it’s the little things that matter and that you can make every moment special.

It’s a father who should teach his daughter how to do different things.

Children have so much to learn and it’s a father’s job to teach his daughter all the amazing things about the world. A father should find some time in his schedule and dedicate it fully to his daughter or at least answer her questions and sate her curiosity. Father-daughter time is a perfect opportunity for a girl to learn how to fix a broken sink or even a flat tire. Why should dads just stick to the so-called “girly” things?

Daughters see their fathers as perfect men.

Every daughter believes that her father is the golden standard of a man. The way he behaves, makes decisions, and treats other people will affect her perception of the world and the way she acts. A father is the main male role model in his daughter’s life and it’s the father who determines what she will look for in her future husband. So, fathers should help their daughters make better decisions and live the life they deserve.

A father should be ready to let his daughter go.

Fathers want to protect their daughters from all the dangers in the world and this includes boyfriends. They often think that their child is too young to date or that the guy doesn’t deserve his precious little girl. While a father should definitely keep an eye on his daughter, he should also remember that one day, she’ll leave the nest and start her own life anyway.

She’ll make mistakes that her dad wanted to protect her from and it’ll probably break his heart to watch her do so, but he’ll be so proud of the amazing self-sufficient woman she’ll become.

Do you agree that a father is one of the most influential male role models in a girl’s life? What advice would you give to fathers of girls? We’d love to read your opinion in the comments.