We see it on TV and in movies time and time again, the notion that the relationship between a woman and her mother is the most rewarding and important in her upbringing and subsequent adult life. Now, I’m not saying that that isn’t true, because there is definitely something irreplaceable about the connection between a loving mother and her daughter, but what about the dads in the picture? Why should this line of thinking be so rigid in terms of gender interaction and teaching? Here are a few reasons to argue the point of how a strong relationship with your father makes you a better woman.
1. Good Treatment Example
Spending time with your dad is hopefully a way for you to see how strong men treat strong women with respect. If your parents are together, it can be good to see how they interact, how your dad worships and respects.
There is some truth to the notion that men are naturally more confident than women thanks to patriarchy, so having a strong relationship with your dad can help you to find your own kind of confidence too.
3. Gentle Strength
You get to see that being a strong person doesn’t have to mean being physically strong or aggressive, it means that being mentally strong, kind and caring. Your dad doesn’t have to beat people up to be a hero.
4. Positive Challenges
Your dad’s competitive but loving nature can teach you that you shouldn’t be intimidated by challenges, but rather motived and inspired to meet and achieve them.
You see how protective your father is of you, and it teaches you to have the same nature not only towards your family but to your friends too.
Nobody has to forgive more than a father has to forgive his daughter while she is growing up! That kind of lasting love means that you can get away with a lot of things, but his forgiving nature will also rub off on you and make you a more compassionate person in the future.
Having a great dad around who works hard for his family instils in you how important it is to never give up and to keep working hard in order to provide for yourself and better yourself.
8. Support System
Your dad is one of the two main supports in your life from day one, and this support never really stops. Having that amazing support system as you get older is key to making you a well rounded woman.
9. Don’t Settle
Every dad thinks his little girl is a princess, and hopefully his opinion of you will rub off on your own standards, and you will learn not to settle for anything less than you deserve thanks to it.
10. Best Friend
It’s always good to have the voice of a mature male in your life, especially when you are likely to have mainly same ages females as your BFF unit. He will be a shoulder to cry on and someone to fix things when times get hard. It’s a unique and special bond!