Magazine article Work & Family Life

How a Dad Can Understand and Guide His Daughter

Magazine article Work & Family Life

How a Dad Can Understand and Guide His Daughter

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Fathers influence their daughters in profound ways, from how they see themselves to what they come to expect from boys, men and the world at large.

A solution-oriented book, Dads and Daughters by Joe Kelly, helps fathers and stepfathers understand the importance of their involvement in their daughters' lives, and gives detailed advice on what dads can do to cultivate stronger, healthier relationships with their growing daughters (see front page).

Many dads underestimate the impact of their own interactions with their daughters and may even shy away from too much close involvement, especially as girls move into adolescence. But this is precisely the time when daughters need their fathers to be a greater presence in their lives, says Kelly, who is the father of twin girls and director of Dads and Daughters, a national organization dedicated to improving father-daughter relationships.

Kelly's book has stories from fathers, stepfathers and daughters about sensitive issues that arise between them. …

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