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Entries by Dr. Peggy Drexler from 06/2011

Fathers and Familiar Strangers: Who Is This Man in Your Life?

| Posted 06.15.2011 | Women

From the broadest demographics to the workings of a single household, it's hard to find relationships that have changed more than in the worlds of fathers and daughters. A pressing new question is: How well do you know your father?

Dads and Daughters Endure

| Posted 06.20.2011 | Women

The last few decades have had their way with gender relationships of the past. Given the depth of the change, we might expect a dramatic altering of one of the most fundamental man-woman relationships: the one between father and daughter.

When Dad Encroaches on Mom's World: One Mother's Story of Acceptance

| Posted 06.22.2011 | Women

As daughters make more room for fathers in their lives, does that mean less room for mothers? Love is all embracing. But in the lives of young girls, emotional attention span is often limited. You can only roll your eyes at one parent at a time.

Our Fathers Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Women

How are today's fathers serving as models of strength and assertiveness for their daughters? How much of this example are their daughters observing, absorbing, and deploying in their lives?