Last week we discussed how dads are humans too and different ways daughters can uplift their fathers.
I’m sure the daughters were reading it thinking “that’s great and all Aniyah, but he needs to uplift me too.” I agree! Luckily, I’m a forward thinker so this week we are going to flip it and give you dads out there some ways to uplift your daughters. From bruised knees and broken hearts to not getting the job and all that life brings, daughters need their fathers love + wisdom. Sometimes we just want to isolate ourselves and need our space. There are other times, however, when an extra push is needed and wanted (even when we are acting like complete assholes – especially when we are acting like complete assholes).
Below are five ways you can be the hero when our mood is on zero:
- Give her a hug + tell her that you love her. It may seem like a small gesture, but sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impacts. Parents tend to assume that their children already know that they love them and most of the times we do. However, it still matters for you to say it + show it.
- Sit down and let her vent with no interruptions. Sometimes, all we need to know is that you will listen to us and let us get it all out. Even if it all sounds ridiculous and we’re whining the whole time through. When she’s done, tell her that she can + will get through this and that you’re here for her however she needs you to be.
- Treat her to something nice. Flowers, a pedicure, or even just watching the kids for a few hours. Let her know that you see all the hard work that she does and you just wanted to do something special for her.
- My father never really checked on me and always waited for me to reach out to him. One day he went to counseling and whatever the counselor said must’ve really hit him. Now he will randomly send me a text every now and then to ask me how I am and to tell me he loves me. He may not know it but it always puts a smile on my face and brightens my day. I’m sure it’ll brighten your daughter’s day if you did the same.
- Write her a letter. I know, I know. This is A Letter to My Father and I already suggested the daughters to write a letter to their father last week. But who says you can’t write one too? With so many things happening in the world, it’s important for us to make sure our loved ones know that we care and appreciate them. Write her a letter and tell her how proud you are of her and that she is capable of all of her dreams!