Being the mother of a large family with three girls, I am a true advocate of girls-night-out with dad! Finding activities that both father and daughter will like may be easier than you think. Here are five ways to improve your relationship with your dad/daughter!
SPA’S ARE THE BEST
Going to a local spa together and getting a manicure, pedicure or facial will be a real hit between father and daughter. This activity is just girly enough to make her happy and manly enough to keep dad sane.
LET’S READ INTO THIS
There are many places you can go together as father and daughter to spend a little quiet time reading. With the advent of coffee shop/bookstore combinations, fathers can take their daughters out for a (decaf) coffee drink and a little eclectic conversation.
GROCERY SHOPPING WINS ‘EM OVER EVERY TIME
This one may seem like I am grasping, but believe me when I say, my daughters love it. When dad takes them to the grocery store he, let’s them choose meals for the week and shop on their own for the ingredients on their own. They feel like they are a real part of the family process yet they remain individuals all the same.
DECORATIONS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
My daughters love to accessorize. When we are truly tired of beaded necklaces and frilly hair pieces, dad takes them to a craft store to pick out a new decoration for the house. They spend hours sometimes together sorting through art pieces and posters. Each time, dad takes another girl and our house has three different distinct styles to show for it, but the time they spend discussing the art is amazing for their relationship.
GOING SHOPPING FOR DAD
My husband is a business man and takes great pride in his wardrobe. When he wants to bond with one of the girls, he sometimes takes them out to choose an outfit for him. This may seem weird, but my girls assure me that knowing how important these outfits are to their dad makes this a great bonding choice. They are given full reign (to an extent) to choose a shirt, tie and matching dress pants. With the choices under their belt they not only learn about matching and style but they know every time dad chooses that outfit for work, he will be remembering them all day long.
When trying to find ways to bond with your daughters, dads need to keep it simple. Taking little girls on simple trips, alone, will be enough to improve the father-daughter relationship immensely.