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Father Daughter Relationship

Being Curious and Other Values I Learned From My Dad

Carissa K | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Curiosity is what drove me to learn more about the Little Free Library organization. And it's why my dad enjoyed the challenge of building the library. Curiosity is why we enjoy books, travels and stories from people we meet.

I've Known my Dad My Whole Life, But Didn't Meet Him Until I Was an Adult

Jill Patir | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

As a child of divorce, there were many years when I resented my dad for not being around enough, for not being a bigger part of my life and for putting me in the position to have to juggle between houses. But as an adult, I realized that he did the absolute best he could.

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Amy Barr | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Amy Barr

My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings. Yet like many comedians, my father's humor hid an inner sadness, part of which I now understand, part of which is still a mystery.

My Dad's Greatest Hits

Andrea | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

As a hormonal, hairier-than-most Greek girl in my early teens, I often referred to my dad as a "broken record." If I tried to tell MY teenager that, he wouldn't quite get the metaphor as he never had to weigh down his phonograph needle with a nickel.

The Parenting Lessons From Dad I Now Use on My Son

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

In a home where the "Good Cop, Bad Cop" parenting philosophy reigned, us kids knew exactly which parent would oblige to our irrational requests.

My First Father's Day Without Dad

Susan Vernicek | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Susan Vernicek

I lay in bed at night thinking of my dad and how each day I feel is getting to be too "normal and routine."

When I Was 11

Susannah Lewis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I've thought this way for years, if only he could see me now. He'd be proud of the woman that I've become.

As the Father of a Daughter

Brian Koppelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Brian Koppelman

As the father of a daughter, I wish that all men would take just a moment, today, to look inside, to decide if they are proud of the way they look at women on the street, the way they talk to them in bars, the way they talk about them when they feel the women are just out of earshot.

10 Things to Consider When Dating, According to Your Dad

Abby Draper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Abby Draper

The little things like flowers or a handwritten note are important, as it shows he is thinking of you and can show it.

The Dance This Dad Will Never Forget

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

When you get older you will not want to dance with your dad. You will want to dance with other boys. Boys that I will never think are good enough for you.

An Open Letter to Rap Music (For My Daughters)

Mike Heenan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

If you choose to forgo "Happy Birthday" for crooning about your "Magic Stick," you'd better be the guy in the Gandalf getup passing goodies out to the party-goers. You will NOT be "making it rain" around my girls unless you are a sprinkler technician.

How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children, Part 2

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

We should let children know that we have also suffered frustrations and disappointments, and moments of embarrassment. We can then talk with them about how we have overcome our disappointments -- and tell them we are confident that they will, too.

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Date

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Someday, Audrey, you'll hear a voice. It might be the voice of your friends. Maybe a shout from a picture in a magazine. Or, Heaven forbid, a comment from your boyfriend. And that voice is going to tell you that you don't have the right clothes, the right makeup or the right face.

A Dreaded Day

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any part of what is now just a memory.

How I Got To Know My Dad After His Death

Peggie Walsh | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

My father remarked every time he saw our neighbor light up that he was driving another nail in his coffin. So I asked the kid next door if his father was really building a coffin. He didn't know what the heck I was talking about!

My Husband Got a Standing Ovation at Starbucks

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

It's nice to have a husband who isn't afraid to tackle the really difficult parenting tasks like preteen hairdos. Except when it isn't. Here's how it all went wrong...

Dadmissions: Is Our Imagination Dead?

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

"You have no imagination anymore. You need something to be able to transport you to another land. How come adults have no imagination?"

On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Paul Fidalgo

My baby is turning 1. She's a marvel. I have to trust that all those who would impede her will be dazzled, blinded by her strength, character and confidence, rendering them harmless and cowed.

My Daughter Is Not A Princess

Clint Edwards | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I want her to love someone, not because they own a castle or a nice horse, but because they are a good person with values and virtues. Someone who will not treat her like a princess, but treat her like a partner.

9 Life Lessons From Dad

Peggie Walsh | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women
Peggie Walsh

Hank, my ever-wise father, had a saying for every stupid move I made. At least it felt that way. Instead of the "told-ya-so" routine, he would whip out a time-honored adage in the form of a soft-toned proverb. So now I will share them with you.

Why The Father-Daughter Relationship Is So Important

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

It was the second time in a matter of weeks that I'd heard a woman open up about her relationship with her father.

Inherited Audacities: What a Girl Learns Growing Up Around Non-Conformity

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Suchitra Vijayan

Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird says, "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man whoever lived." My father is the bravest man I know.

How My Dying Father Became The Zen Master Of Peacock Watching

Lisa Meritz | Posted 11.28.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

I got the call at night. My 86-year-old father Morry, a man so full of energy and life that he worked full-time until he was 76 years old, had overdosed on pain medicine. They pumped his stomach, but they couldn't tell yet whether he would live.

The 'Miracle' That Allowed My Dad To Walk Me Down The Aisle

Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings

By Victoria Torres for Bridal Guide Photo Credit: Reflections Creative Photography May 1, 2013 was just a normal day at work — or so I thought...

A War Story Is a Love Story, Anyway

Lea Carpenter | Posted 09.26.2013 | Women
Lea Carpenter

I'd never thought to map my father's life by experiences he'd had before I was born. Yet of course he'd had experiences, and some of those had been in the field of military intelligence.