Adolescence can be a difficult time for fathers and daughters. As little girls grow into young women, it can be hard for dads to figure where, and how, they fit in. Jerry Bubrick, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute. Stay close. But, as girls grow up and start seeking more independence, our job shifts, says Dr. Bubrick, but when it comes to maintaining a close, open relationship, what was protective and necessary when she was a child can start to feel restrictive, and become a source of major tension. Instead, he says, fathers should practice listening, not lecturing. Join our list and be among the first to know when we publish new articles.
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It would be dumb to suggest that fathers raise boys the same way they raise girls. As much as many parents would prefer to raise children in a gender-blind society , fathers still need to confront issues that are unique to daughters. But importantly, those issues have little or nothing to do with daughters themselves. Instead, the hurdles fathers face are connected to gender stereotypes that fathers have internalized as they grew from boys into men. And that means fathers might need to work on themselves as much as they work on their parenting skills. The hard truth is that some dads will struggle with overcoming their preconceived notions of how girls should be raised.
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Being a dad of four daughters we also have one son , I hear stuff like this almost daily. And honestly, I'm the one who feels sorry for people who think this way. Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday. I certainly don't have it all figured out, but I have learned 15 things about raising girls these last 11 years. She wants to be loved. More than she wants the stuff you can buy her or the things you can teach her, she wants you to love her.
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