Tell Her Mother She’s Great
When your wife is talking on the phone, she might get angry and want to scream at the person on the other side, but instead, she chooses to stay calm and firm. That deserves commending! You, as a father figure, should always tell your wife how proud you were of how she handled the situation – tell her she did great! If your daughter is near, she’ll hear the praise and know it’s okay to be assertive.
Tell Girls Everything
In general, children are fascinated by the stories their parents tell them about their lives before. It’s interesting seeing how someone lived before you, but you shouldn’t share only the good stories. Through your stories, your daughters – your girls – can learn so much! But they need to understand who to be friends with and who to avoid.
Apologize When Necessary
When your daughter constantly hears you apologizing to her mother or others in the household for interrupting – they take that in as a life lesson. That way, she knows what to expect from the man by her side one day. They know it’s a good thing to apologize, and they’ll expect to hear that later on. It’s a big part of ensuring your daughter finds the right person for her.
Clothes and Appearance Speak Volumes
Commenting on your wife’s appearance, and knowing your daughter can hear, is essential for a good life lesson. But don’t comment on just appearance – comment on what those clothes are saying. Saying things like ‘Wow, you look so strong’ can tell your daughter indirectly that to be a strong woman and look the part – she should dress a certain way. It teaches her to focus on what clothes say rather than focusing only on appearance alone.
Make Arrangements – Be Equal
There’s work around the house or chores that often fall automatically to the girls – it’s a known fact. But if a daughter hears her father arranging tasks and spreading them equally to everyone – she’ll know that’s normal, and she’ll look for that later in life.
A father’s job is to teach his girls to be strong women and expect more for themselves later in life. Direct lessons are highly important, but indirect ones are just as essential. When you’re talking around the house, know what you’re talking about because you never know when someone is listening!