In today’s world, it’s thought that a woman is able to bring up a kid, particularly a daughter, on her own. But, many studies have shown that daughters could benefit from having their father around. In short, it could help improve their emotional health.
Daughters that have good relationships with their dads have a lower risk of developing depression and anxiety
A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology showed that daughters that had healthy relationships with their dads had a lower risk of developing depression and anxiety. Also, they were better at managing stress and expressing their emotions. They were able to talk about their feelings, which could help them have fulfilling relationships with other people.
Moreover, fathers can also help shape things like: sexuality, relationships, self-image, and personal values, for their daughters. Once they build healthy relationships with their daughters, they can help they establish feelings of control over their lives and positive self-image, which can boost their confidence and lead to success.
Fathers can have a great impact on the physical health of their daughters
Fathers can have a great impact on the physical health of their daughters, as well. Namely, a study carried out by Rutgers suggested that daughters who had a dad that was involved from their birth were in better physical health compared to girls that had absent or uninvolved dads.
What’s more, dads help provide financial stability for their little girls that, when combined with optimal emotional and physical health, enables them to further themselves financially as well as succeed.
The earlier dads meet the needs of their daughters, the healthier their relationship is
The earlier dads meet the needs of their daughters, the healthier their relationship is. In fact, earlier involvement of dads is something new, in particular when we consider that seventy-five years ago, they could not be in the room when their little girls were born.
Today, there’re more opportunities for them to be involved with their little girls from their birth. Dads can feed their daughters by using formula or extracting breast milk. They can also change diapers or rock their daughters to sleep.
Even though the role of a father is significant in the life of his daughter, it does not diminish the role that a mother has when raising her daughter
Even though the role of a father is significant in the life of his daughter, it does not diminish the role that a mother has when raising her daughter. Mothers are able to provide valuable advice and information about interest in boys, puberty, and menstruation.
For dads who are concerned about the relationship they have with their daughters, as they were not involved from the beginning, there is still hope, since it is not too late to build a healthy, strong relationship with their little girls.