fatherhood

Awesome Dads...

The relationship of a tween/teen and her dad is something pretty special. Despite undergoing some significant changes and developments through childhood and adolescence that can sometimes seem to throw the relationship off course, fathers have a huge influence in their daughters' lives. Today's GirlTip pays tribute to Dads and recognizes the incredible power of the Father-Daughter relationship.

This dad took on the somewhat scary industry of tween/teen beauty products. He felt that his children were being marketed products that emphasized sex and put males and females into unhealthy gender stereotypes. So, what did he do about it? He created a new line of gender-neutral hygiene products! Way to go Dad!

Then, there is this dad. He may not have created a new product line to show his love for his daughter, but we like it just the same. A simple matching t-shirt let this daughter feel supported and loved by her father. Also, scroll down to the bottom of the web page and see some incredible messages from dads on how their daughters changed them.

Here's another dad that used his talents and creativity to help his sick mother see her grandchildren grow up year after year. Now he and his daughters have a tradition that will last them through the years and help their relationship stay healthy and strong.

Perhaps you are looking for a tradition or ritual that will help your relationship with your daughter flourish and prosper. Here are some ideas that you can start today!

1. Make a photo tradition

2. Create a daddy-daughter day

3. Make her a special breakfast each year on her birthday

4. Have a special way of telling her "I love you" without using those exact words (Daughter-Dad Code!)

5. Find a mutual interest and reserve some time each month for some fun