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May 18, 2023

In the second part of this conversation, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield leans into the practical actions fathers can take to connect with their daughters. She analyzes how to make 1-on-1s more effective and breaks down three of the most important skills you can implement starting today. 


Full SHOW NOTES for today's conversation


Key Takeaways


  • If your daughter is pushing you away or is estranged, put your love in writing. 
  • Soften your tone by starting questions with the words, “I’m wondering…”. 
  • Fight for your daughter by proactively putting positive, handwritten messages on her mirror. 
  • Your anger has more destructive power than you’ll ever know. 


Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield


Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield has dedicated the last 13 years to empowering fathers to turn their hearts toward their daughters. In addition to writing two books for dads of daughters, she is the founder of The Abba Project and has hosted The Dad Whisperer Podcast since 2016.


Key Quotes


  • 07:12 - "The power of your written word on her mirror, on the sticky note, or even just writing her little card. Your handwritten messages, in this time of technology, are things that that will... last the test of time."
  • 21:38 - "Drop your anger. I know that's easier said than done, but, Dad, your anger will do more to shut down the core of who she is, to mar her spirit, to defeat her confidence, tear her down. Your anger has more destructive power than you'll ever know."


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