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.
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.
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.