The (Dad)vantages of an Involved Father in a Teen Girl’s Life
Welcome back to the second post in my Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Tartt series. Hopefully, you found last week's discussion about the #1 issue facing teen girls today as insightful as I did.
If you missed it, go here to catch up and discover how to help your daughter avoid it.
Today, Dr. Tartt and I are talking dads and daughters.
If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you may be thinking, "Another post about fathers?”
The short answer is YES!
There's a reason why I dedicated an entire chapter of my book 7 Secrets Guys Will Never Tell You to the subject…
Why I created an online webinar for parents specifically addressing The Daddy-Daughter Dynamic…
And why I couldn't wait to seek Dr. Tartt's professional advice on the topic…
Because this topic comes up again and again, in class and in countless letters girls write me…
Because there's no denying the advantages teen girls experience when they have a healthy relationship with their fathers…
And we want to help as many girls as possible experience those same advantages!
Breaking Down the Benefits
Research shows that young women win when they have an actively engaged father in their lives.
Linda Nielsen, a professor of educational and adolescent psychology at Wake Forest University has researched and written extensively on the subject.
Including her article How Dads Affect Their Daughters into Adulthood for the Institute for Family Studies, where she writes:
The well-fathered daughter is also the most likely to have relationships with men that are emotionally intimate and fulfilling. During the college years, these daughters are more likely than poorly-fathered women to turn to their boyfriends for emotional comfort and support and they are less likely to be ‘talked into’ having sex.
Great news, right? But why is that?
Click on the video below to find out as Dr. Tartt and I break down the (dad)vantages girls experience as a result of having a healthy relationship with their fathers.
Your daughter doesn't have a strong relationship (if any), with her father? How can you help her cope with the void or help her dad understand how much she needs him?
Come back to find out!
Over the next two weeks, Dr. Tartt will share his advice for married moms whose husbands are physically present but emotionally absent as fathers. And single moms whose daughters don't have a relationship with their fathers at all.
In the meantime, we would love to hear what's on your mind. What (dad)vantages have you witnessed your daughter enjoy due to her relationship with her father? Please leave your comments in the box below, as well as any questions for Dr. Tartt you may have.
We'll see you next week!