This month we have been exploring tips from four key areas of life to help dads build a strong father–daughter relationship.
These tips are from a special eBook series created by The Fathering Project to help dads who are big enough to reach out for advice and recognise that their most important job is fathering.
Whilst we can’t cover everything about dads and daughters in this short four–part series, we will endeavour to cover the key areas of information to help you on your father-daughter journey.
When your daughter starts dating, learn to talk to her about it and show interest in her partner. Let her know that you trust and support her decisions.
Hopefully you’ve already talked about relationships before your daughter starts dating. If not, now is the time – with care and respect. Here are some tips.
Try not to withdraw from your daughter as she gets older. It is especially important to show her that you care during this time, even without saying it.
Do things together based on her interests and use this time to discuss relationships, new partners or her friendship group.
Try your best to guide your daughter through life’s obstacles and relationships, instill in her a strong sense of values. This includes knowing when to say ‘sorry’.
For more information on this topic:
Writer Steven Kennedy joined us for this week’s webinar ‘Transitioning into fatherhood with confidence’. Read more
Read our tips on communicating your role as a stepdad, expressing your care, and more. Read more
Tips for dads on supporting your kids’ schooling and in teaching life skills. Read more
22.05: Hamish Blake chats fathering and shares his personal stories on learning to be a dad. Read more
Join us on for an interactive webinar session with Olympic gold medallist and father Duncan Armstrong. Read more
24.04: Who’s at the Table chat's with cricket legend Brad Haddin about cricket, coaching and fathering. Read more
Useful tips on helping kids stay active during the school holidays and these times of social isolation, including a fun downloadable activity sheet. Read more