Not really interested in anecdotal feedback, but specifically honest, authentic feedback from someone who has been a daughter, and can tell me/us from the perspective of a teenage girl what matters and what does not when she thinks about the role(s) her father played or didn't play. I have my own perspective, and from others close to me, but I want to see what kinds of responses this question provokes from the HP audience ...
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Thank you - this is also helpful. I can say I'm blessed to have a daughter with pretty healthy self-esteem (for a teenager); of course that is something we nurtured in her very early.
These are all very strong answers - I really appreciate it!
Really good information - thank you; very helpful.
Thank you - this validates the approach I've tried to take.
You're correct. It's a rather abrupt shift in perspective for her, which catches even the most astute father by surprise. I always come back to trying to "normalize" things so that open dialogue can flourish ... definitely not easy. Thank you.
Thank you, wisdomography, for sharing your perspective, especially in "real time"! Much appreciated.
Thanks Wordcrafter - beautiful response. I'm very sorry for your loss, but inspired by the beautiful connection you've kept with your father after all these years. Very inspiring. Much appreciated.