I want to give a tribute to all of the wonderful young fathers who obviously adore their daughters and take time to spend quality time with them. Psychologists stress that the "daddy-daughter" bond is a critical factor in a girl's life which begins in infancy and affects the daughter positively or negatively throughout her life. A nurturing, loving father-daughter relationship is one of the sweetest and most meaningful forces in a girl's life. It affects her feelings about herself and her sense of self worth as she matures into womanhood. The relationship also affects positively what she expects and will accept from the other men who come into her life.
As I look around, I also see that, in this younger generation, the roles of the mother and father have become fluid and the duties of child rearing are being shared cooperatively. That is wonderful because each parent has something different and valuable to bring into a child's life. What is important is to have that spirit of working together to create a solid, secure and loving home for every member of the home. Our world can certainly benefit from a little more of that spirit. Happy Father's Day every day!
Thoughts from Laurenn