- Family and Parenting
Daughters Need Their Fathers
A girl’s first knowledge and understanding of men begins with her own dad. He accepts her for who she is and loves her, flaws and all. This helps her learn to be comfortable in her own skin and not worry about whether her nose is too big or her hair too curly which more than likely she inherited from dear old dad.
Girls need a father more than they need their mother. Don’t get me wrong, they need both parents but girls need their father more.
The Promiscuous teenage girl:
Girls seeking the attention of a father figure often become overly affectionate not understanding boundaries and proper behavior since they didn’t have a dad at home to give them the healthy hugs they crave. Pedophiles or unsavory men take advantage of them feeding this need for love they so desire.
This can happen even if a daughter has her own father at home who is either not the loving kind or a workaholic who isn’t home very much but she’s less likely to act out in this way if she has a normal relationship with her dad.
Fatherless daughters tend to have sex at an earlier age and are more prone to teenage pregnancy. Girls with a dad already get healthy male affection so they have no need to seek it from their peers.
A girl is five times more likely to have sex by age 16 if her dad leaves before she is 6 and twice as likely if she stops living with her dad at 6 or older.
Her First Love:
I don’t mean this in a sexual way at all but her dad is her first love. He’s her superman, her knight in shining armor and the one that makes sure her dates treat her with respect. He’s the one she calls when her tire goes flat, when her date doesn’t act like a gentleman and she needs a ride home. Dads tend to say yes to fun stuff more than moms because dad can’t resist that face.
You’ve heard of the dad who sharpens his knives or cleans his shotguns when boys come to visit. Daddy makes sure his little girl is treated well. Her father tells her when her skirt is too short or her blouse too revealing. His daughter will not leave the house looking like a harlot.
Father Daughter Time:
Having that time together is special. Horse back riding, swimming lessons, learning to ride a bike and later drive a car. Moms can do some of these things too but dads have a different perspective and don’t mind if you get a little dirty or make a mistake. You just get right back up and do it until you learn how.
Relationships With Men:
Girls learn about proper unions between a man and a woman by watching her parents. If they have a dysfunctional marriage she may decide that all monogamy is bad and not for her or she may seek the wrong kind of guy to settle down with ending in one or more poor relationships.
Even if her parent’s marriage ends in divorce if her dad continues to see her and keep their bond in tact she still may learn that not all men are bad and seek a guy who is like dear ol’ dad. If her own father is a good man and just not compatible with her mother she still may be successful in finding a good match.
Men Aren’t Perfect:
Girls growing up in a home without their dad don’t get to see the opposite sex for who they are and expect them to be manly versions of women. Having a dad in her life lets her see that guys are often more messy than women, have worse tempers, swear and sometimes smell. They learn to accept them flaws and all.
Better Grades In School:
Studies show that girls that have their father in the home do better in school. Daughters that do outstanding in their field tend to have a supportive dad behind them encouraging and telling them they can do anything.