Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Spending time with your kids is the next big thing to do after work. Specially for all working dads who spend long hours in the office chair. And when it comes to daughter’s it even becomes more difficult as men are afraid of what the other category likes and interests are . Are you looking for some new effective ideas for having fun and spend time with your daughter. Get some new ideas from us for spending time with your little girl – even if she’s not that little anymore. And every child is different – so take our basic ideas and use them to come up with what fits the personality/interest of your daughter. Daughters are very special kind and so are also to be taken special attention .
- Going on a Date with her – Dating your daughter is the best way to show her how she should be treated by other men, and to give her a firm foundation for healthy relationships with men later in life. Have dinner and a movie, take her to a local event, or try a new restaurant together. Being with you makes her feel secure and helps her adapt to, and look at the world in a different way.
- Enjoy a Hobby with her – Bake cookies together or have her teach you how to make a gift for your wife. Does she like to sing. Break out your guitar and have a jam session.
- Go Shopping like moms do – Yes, that’s right. Probably not your favorite, but if it’s a good way to spend time with your daughter, that’s what’s important, right? Take her for something specific she’s been wanting – a new pair of earrings, a new purse, a cute sweater. It may not be your idea of a fun afternoon, but remember, it’s important to your daughter. But make sure to not let her spendings changed.
- Let Her Do Something for You and with you- A lot of girls enjoy cooking or baking, or other crafts that produce an end product. Let her bake you cookies and then praise her for how good they are, or ask her to make you one of her special pictures or drawings. She will feel overjoyed and happy.
Connecting with your daughter may take you out of your comfort zone, but it’s worth it. By spending time with your little girl you show her what to expect from the other men in her life including future boyfriends and dates . And you end up creating memories the two of you will always be able to share . These are a few facts which I think can be useful to all dads out there but if you have others , I will be happy to share them with all dads out there.
Thank you for reading.
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