It’s something most of us don’t give a second thought. You turn the key. The engine starts. It’s called dependability.
Your daughter should have the same feeling about you. You want to steer her away from danger to to be able to handle the speed bumps of life. Does she know she can depend on you?
When you consistently respond to her smaller needs, she’ll trust in you and call on you when her needs get bigger.
Make eye contact. Listen and help when you can. Show her that she can look to you to be a dependable source of nurturing, safety, protection, respect, and love. Not at home? Make sure she knows she can reach out and call you whenever she needs to… just not while driving. #dadup
(At each of our Daddy Daughter Time events, we hand out D.A.D.U.P. cards to all of the Dads. It’s a way to help remind them to remain intentional in their daughters’ lives. There are five main components of the program: Dependability. Approachability. Devotion. Understanding. Patience. After each event, we post the message that was handed out here on our blog.)