Magazine article Work & Family Life

Great Ways for Dads and Daughters to Connect

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Great Ways for Dads and Daughters to Connect

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Becoming the father of twin girls was a transformative event in author Joe Kelly's life. He came to see that dads influenced their daughters in profound ways. He could also see that many men, because they were raised as sons, had trouble understanding what makes a girl tick.

On his quest to improve father-daughter relationships, Kelly started the national organization Dads and Daughters, and since then he has written and spoken widely about what dads can do to cultivate strong, healthy relationships with their growing daughters.

In his book Dads and Daughters, Kelly talks about the impact of fathers' interactions with his daughters and the importance of being involved in their lives at every age and stage. He includes stories from fathers, stepfathers and daughters about the sensitive issues that arise between them.

With a strong grasp on the pressure girls face in our social environment, Kelly addresses difficult issues of body image, dating, sexuality, and substance abuse. …

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