Father’s Day is around the corner and while kids love to celebrate their dads on Father’s Day, I know many fathers feel differently. With Father’s Day comes a mix of emotions. You might feel you don’t deserve the praise. You might feel disconnected from your kids, so the holiday just adds to your guilt. You might think you aren’t doing enough, you aren’t present enough, you don’t play enough, you don’t make enough money.
Having seen countless dads walk through my practice doors, I can tell you a common feeling among dads is shame, especially dads of daughters.
The father-daughter relationship is unique. It can be very close or very strained. And as your daughter gets older, it can be harder for you to connect with her to the point that you’re tempted to give up altogether.
I urge you, dads, do not give up on your relationships with your daughters. They need you more than you know, and you have the power to grow them into strong, capable women.
In 2006, I wrote Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. It became a global bestseller. Dads (and moms) everywhere were impacted. Here’s why: it helped fathers see themselves through their daughters’ eyes. But there was a problem.
The book gave information that was eye-opening for dads, but it didn’t show them what to do with that information. Dads weren't given the practical tools and action steps they needed to apply what they learned.
That was a huge problem because dads were left guessing. And for the last 15 years, I’ve received messages from parents saying, “I love your book! But what do I do now?”
This is why I created the Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass.