The Father Daughter Bond: A Dress Rehearsal For Life

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The Father-Daughter Bond: A Dress Rehearsal for Life
We always hear about the significance of male figures in their son’s life, which is certainly a precious bond. They are very critical in the proper development of their sons. However, what typically remains omitted from research studies is the importance of fathers in their daughter’s life. In contrast to studies from the past, we should now consider the importance of the father-daughter relationship. Daughter’s make conclusions about what men are like from the male figures in their life specifically their fathers rather they are present or absent. Therefore, it is crucial that father’s portray something positive to their daughters. Fathers are a role model for what young females expect of all men. Both involved and absent fathers have an impacting role with the development of his daughter’s self- esteem, behavior, and relationships.
What that means is that fathers or father figures are important and make a difference in the child’s life whether he is involved or not. Regardless of whether a man is ready or wants the responsibility, a father’s relationship to his daughter acts as a guide for the rest for men she will interact with during her lifespan. Men who embrace their role as a father in a sincere and nurturing way are
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Whether you lost your father through death or divorce it is all the same at the end of the day that man is absent from a child’s life. When denied meaningful contact with our fathers, either physically or emotionally, a sense of "father hunger" surfaces in the child 's mind. Without a father or father figure, as girls grow older they do not always make the best choices in men because they are less likely know what to expect out of men. Just how an involved father effects girl’s choices, an absent father does the same for a girl’s future romantic choices, shapes her sexuality and her sense of self

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