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Father Daughter Relationship

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I will raise her to realize how ignorant a 50-ish man with salt-and-pepper hair can be. Who's with me?

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

Feminism Should Not Be Controversial

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I have a son. I have a daughter. I want my daughter to have every opportunity my son has. Not more. Not less. Equal.

Being the Primary Caregiver Does Not Mean Being the Favorite Parent

David Lesser | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I get it. I stay home with the kids while my wife works, so when she gets home, she returns the conquering hero. Like I said, I get it. Most of the time, but clearly, not always.

The Unrules to Dating my Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I trust that my partner and I raised our daughter to surround herself with good people. She's picked you as one of those people and your role is one of the most important pieces of her life puzzle. To me, that puts you in some pretty exceptional company.

Lessons From Dad

Erin Donovan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Erin Donovan

My dad always spoke in bumper sticker while I was growing up. Time-tested, Irish Catholic-saturated maxims. If you didn't collide with one of his sayings on your own, the universe would impel a situation so it could find you.

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having A Daughter

Bret Spears | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Bret Spears

No one ever told me how irrationally crushed I would be the first time my little girl wanted to marry the silly, handsome boy from preschool instead of me.

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

Jeff Bogle | Posted 10.26.2014 | 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

Honey Good | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Honey 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.