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Father Daughter Relationship

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

There is nothing in your daughter's timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a daughter is not being there to share in her experiences.

The Lessons My Father Taught Me

Gramma Good | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My father's valuable wisdom is with me every day and has left a lasting imprint in my mind. I honor my father not only around Father's Day, but every day.

Of Dads, Bicycles and Cotton Buds

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Mikaela Reyes

He didn't tell me it wasn't going to be difficult. He didn't reassure me that I was going to adjust easily. He did not give me the false hope I wanted, but didn't need.

What 53 Hours in a Hospital Teaches You About Your Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I thought horrible accidents weren't supposed to happen on beautiful weekend mornings. Certainly not when you're less than five feet away from your 6-year-old daughter, who's playing on a tree branch less than two feet off the ground.

The Influential Fathers Behind These Powerful World Leaders

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

The bond between a father and his children is something experienced globally. As these dads show us, the saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the t...

I'm Becoming My Dad, and That's a Good Thing

Bustle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

There are girls who grow up to be just like their mothers; I hope I do, too. But I also hope, more than anything, that I turn into my father, too, the man who irritates me to no end, but who inspires me even more.

10 Lessons From Our Quirky, Irreplaceable Dads

Gina DeLapa | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Gina DeLapa

Dads. They're our first heroes. They keep us safe, tell us stories and give us our first piggyback rides. From our earliest moments, dads teach us to laugh, lighten up and toughen up. If we're fortunate, they also teach us about sacrifice and virtue -- a word that means "manly strength."

Dear Dad: I've Never Told You This, But...

Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Suzy Strutner

Writing the perfect Father's Day card is easy. Writing what I want to say is not.

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
Andrea

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?"