A father is a daughters first model for intimate relationships and gives a sense of security and positive self-esteem. This relationship lays the foundation for the daughter’s personality, life choices and overall behaviour.
It is important for dads to take the time to bond with their kids, especially their daughter as this sets the stage for closer relations.
Below are 10 ways fathers can bond with their daughter.
Do chores together: Do simple household chores together like folding the laundry, clearing up after a meal, planting in the garden or washing the car together. This is a simple household chore but makes the bond with your daughter grow closer.
Teach skills: Spend time together teaching skills like swimming, football, basketball or even cycling if they still don’t know how to ride a bike. This is the perfect way fathers can bond with their daughter.
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Organise a picnic: Spend a day at the park, relax around on a picnic mat together. Eat delicious food and just enjoy each other company.
Explore nature together: Take walks together and explore nature you see on your walk. This is a good way to bond with your child and very healthy to go out and get fresh air.
Cuddling: Cuddling and hugging is a wonderful way to connect with your daughter and strengthen your bonds.
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Ask about her day: Bedtime or even dinner time is a great opportunity to catch up with your daughter about the day. You can ask them questions that will let them to answer in detail.
Take her to a restaurant: Take her to a restaurant that put on a great show, fire, spatula flipping, and great food. Make sure it is something she will remember and that it is something out of the ordinary.
Play Games: Play 20 questions and see what she comes up with. Whatever she chooses you will be able to communicate with her and know what is important to her.
When you are in the car together, play iSpy. Games are fun and an easy way to communicate.
Dancing: A father-daughter dance is fun and makes you have a closer bond. Get dressed up and take pictures. Then make sure you take her out on the dance floor a couple of times.
Take a Vacation: Take her to an amusement park or go camping for the weekend. Taking a vacation together provides you both the chance to bond.
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