Came across this great post. Here's a clip:
I never had a daughter. I have a great daughter-in-law, and she has a special relationship with her dad, but I never got to raise a girl. I missed out, didn’t I?
But, I know a few grown girls. I’ve witnessed scars. All women have a scar of some kind. And, I know a dad plays a role. An important role. And, one that, if the right foundation is set, can help a girl avoid, or at least recover, from many of the scars life naturally will bring. Even when a girl becomes a woman.
And, it’s made me question what I would do if I were raising a girl today. These are scary times. Our children need us more than ever. I would want to be wise and intentional.
Here are 10 things I’d do if I were raising a daughter today:
I would tell her daily how beautiful she is and that I love her unconditionally.
I would let her know, in word and actions, that she is more important than my job, my hobbies, and my iPhone.
I would dance with her, take her on regular dates, and hold her hand frequently.
I would hold the standard high for her, but instill in her the belief that I’m here for her, regardless of what she does wrong, and that nothing she does could ever cause me to turn my back on her.
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