IRREPLACEABLE: The Powerful Role Responsible Dads Play in Their Daughter’s Life


By Doug Giles

When a little girl has in her life a loving dad who is a provider, protector, hunter, and hero, research shows that sweet baby is going to turn into one amazing lady. When a great pappy’s in the house, these are the kinds of reports you hear:

Toddlers securely attached to fathers are better at solving problems.

Six-month-olds scored higher on tests of mental development when their dads were involved in their lives.

With dads in the home, kids managed school stress better.

Girls whose dads provide warmth and control achieve higher academic success.

Girls who are close to their fathers exhibit less anxiety and withdrawn behaviors.

The good news doesn’t stop there. As the little darling matures and plows into puberty and beyond with a dad who’s worth his salt at her side, these young women show these not-too-shabby traits:

The likelihood that daughters engage in premarital sex, drug use, and alcohol plummets when their dads are involved in their lives.

Girls with doting fathers are more assertive.

Daughters who feel that their dads care about them and feel connected with their dads have significantly fewer suicide attempts and fewer instances of body dissatisfaction, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and unhealthy weight.

Girls involved with dad are twice as likely to stay in school.

A girl’s self esteem is best predicted by her dad’s loving affection.

You want me to go on? Because I can. You do? Here are some more factoids that you won’t get from the liberal father-despising universities or their lockstep TV shows that dine on their propaganda swine:

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