Being a father to a girl is undoubtedly a privilege, not to mention the perks, such as tips on looking good and tricks to deal with an angry wife! Many stalwarts like Oprah Winfrey, Chelsea Clinton, and Hana Ali (daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali) credit their fathers for the way their life turned out. Similarly, you too can play a pivotal role in shaping your daughter’s present and future. If you want to become ‘Mr. Perfect’ in the eyes of your child, read on without further ado.
Watch Her Choice of Movies
Dad enjoying movie with his daughter
Yes, watch High School Musical, Tangled, and probably every Woody Allen movie ever made! It is crucial to be able to sync with her at all possible levels.
Treat Her Mom with Care
Marriage often takes a backseat when children come into the picture. Ensure that you are not neglecting your wife by making time for her. Take her on a date like old times and celebrate silly anniversaries like the first-meeting or when you first fought. Hands down, this is the best way to keep your family happy!
Teach Her How to Do Crunches
Father and daughter exercising together
Change the perception of ‘you throw like a girl’ with the women at your home. Teach the ladies at your house how to do crunches and push-ups to make them both physically and mentally healthy.
Make Diary-Worth Memories
Try creating as many memories as possible, especially in the younger years, to ensure that you get a mention or two in her ‘Dear Diary.’ Few decades down the line, these will go on to become the most cherished moments of her life.
Show Up for Her Big Days
We know that you have work and other career-related commitments. But be there for your baby girl when it matters—dance recitals, art exhibits, film screening, you name it! It’s alright if you don’t enjoy it as much as her, but the dad should ideally clap the hardest!
Be Present Not Nearby
Dad talking to his upset daughter
In the information age, it is possible to be there and not, at the same time. Turn off all the communication and entertainment devices for a small window every day. Have real conversations, discuss how tyrannical your respective bosses are, or play a board game – these make for excellent bonding exercises.
Become a Fashionista
Try to get the hang of the latest couture, learn how to do a neat ponytail, and become a nail paints expert. While there are brownie points for doing all this, you also get to become popular among her friends.
Go On a Date with Her
We cannot stop stressing the importance of doing this. Take your daughter out for a nice dinner or head to your favorite ice cream joint. This will go a long way in showing that you are not so unapproachable after all!
Apologize When You Have To
Own up to your mistakes and ask for forgiveness whenever you mess up. It is impossible to be a perfect dad, but you can be a model one who admits and apologizes.
Your little princess will grow up and have a life of her own within no time. So make every moment you spend with her count!