Dads & Daughters® Giving Thanks

MavieJoe.jpgSometimes we’re so busy trying to get though today’s crazed schedule—or preparing for tomorrow’s and the next day’s—that we forget to talk about the most important things. Especially at this time of year.

Here’s a quick and simple exercise, appropriate for Thanksgiving week, to better understand how important you and your daughter or stepdaughter are to each other.

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The Few Times I Can Take the High Road

A while back, a live-away father wrote to me, explaining problems he had with his ex-wife about their daughter:

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Learning from Live Away Dads

Lots of us are divorced or otherwise separated from our children. But live-away dads who stay involved with their kids may be the best mentors any father can find.

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They Let Any A-Hole Be a Father

I think every prospective parent should watch the movie Parenthood before getting pregnant. The film could easily be called Fatherhood, since the main character is a dad. That movie makes clear some central truths about fathering:

  1. It is like a roller coaster.
  2. While you can’t guarantee how your actions will affect your children, You can guarantee that your actions do affect your children.
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Tall Tales Cast Long Shadows

black_little_girl_and_dad_vert.jpgEverybody loves a good tale for Halloween (or any other day of the year), whether it’s tall or very, very short.

Creating and writing stories together is great fun and can tap into your best inventive, inspired imagination! Plus, story-telling is an activity that grows with your daughter—you can make up stories together, no matter how old she is. As the years pass, the tales tend to get longer and more interesting—and no less fun.

Below is one simple way to start.

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