16 Simple Rules for Young Fathers to Avoid Making Mistakes When Raising Daughters

13Don’t wait for your wife to ask for your help

A young mother may not know that she needs help neither may she even know how to ask for it. Never wait for such a situation to arise but offer help before she asks you because you know she needs it. Look after the child when your wife needs to do something, because by not taking an active part in the life of your daughter, you remain more like part-time dad who spends time with his daughter on weekends.

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14 Do the things that don’t necessarily require physical power

Fathers are looked up to as those who can do things that would be impossible for a daughter like opening something or lifting something heavy or go in the middle of the night to the pharmacy because the range of a father’s care is wider. But you need to show the caring and compassionate side to you too. You can help your daughter choose toys, cool her meal, and even comfort her when she has to take a vaccine.

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15Treat your daughter as an equal

You should always pay attention to your daughter and hear her out when she has something to say even when she is still learning to talk. Never ignore her and allow her to show you love and affection. You should never suppress her negative feelings and do not ever threaten her or order her around. Just be a human being for her and not an over strict schoolmaster instead.

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16Learn to accept her refusals

Learn to accept her refusals and help her to understand why you may be refusing her sometimes too. As parents we keep trying to do everything good for our child to make them happy and also happy about themselves. But what we also need to do is to help them understand certain things. If someone doesn’t wish to do something she wants, it isn’t because they reject her, it’s because they may not like the idea.

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