The Father-Daughter Factor

Fact: Babies as young as six months whose fathers are present and active in the home score higher on mental development tests than babies whose fathers are not present and active.

Fact: Teenage girls who are close to their fathers are far less likely to become sexually active.

Fact: Teenage girls are twice as likely to stay in school if their fathers are involved in their lives.

Fact: Dads matter. A lot.

In her book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (Ballantine Books), Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician, uses these facts and more to make the case that few things matter more to a girl’s mental, physical and social development than her relationship with her father. Drawing on her 20-plus years of counseling teenage girls, she outlines what a father can do to strengthen or heal his relationship with his daughter and help her become a mature, healthy woman.

The Father-Daughter Factor Fact: Babies as young as six months whose fathers are present and active in the home score higher on mental development tests than babies whose fathers are not present and active. Fact: Teenage girls who are close to their fathers are far less likely to become sexually active. Fact: Teenage girls are twice as likely to stay in school if their fathers are involved in their lives. Fact: Dads matter. A lot. In her book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (Ballantine Books), Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician, uses these facts and more to make the case that few things matter more to a girl’s mental, physical and social development than her relationship with her father. Drawing on her 20-plus years of counseling teenage girls, she outlines what a father can do to strengthen or heal his relationship with his daughter and help her become a mature, healthy woman.

Read more about the Father-Daughter Factor at Fathers For Good

Discover more from Dr. Meg Meeker

Leave a Reply