Posted February 14th, 2012
Do you know how special you are to your daughters?
I was in a meeting the other day and sat next to a 6’4″ well dressed male colleague who happened to be wearing a bracelet that I wouldn’t have minded having for myself. I thought is was a little funny that this suited up, spit and polished man was wearing a bracelet, so I asked him where he got it. He smiled proudly and said “my little girl made it for me.” Ahhhh, enough said. There isn’t anything that this dad wouldn’t do for his little girl and if that daddy/daughter connection stays strong into her adolescence, research says she will be less likely to look for love in all the wrong places.
Valentines day is a time when we typically see daddy/daughter dances and other activities. How do you keep the daddy/daughter connection strong all year long and especially into the teenage years? I would love for you to share some of your daddy/daughter stories! Happy Valentines Day!
I’m Barb Flis, Founder of Parent Action for Healthy Kids. I insist that every parent has the power to make a difference. I’m a parent guru, a published expert in advocating for children’s health, and most importantly, a mother of two daughters. My focus lies in connecting families, schools and communities on children’s social, emotional and physical health. Areas of work include asthma, diabetes, sex education, mental health, school wellness programs, physical activity and nutrition. I design and implement trainings and workshops for parents, teachers, school administrators, public health professionals and community-based organizations. I’m also motivational speaker throughout my home state of Michigan and across the United States.