By Dr. Meg Meeker
I just finished a wonderful book "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" by Dr. Meg Meeker and I recommend it to any dad with girls. As a father of daughters, it is one of the best books I have read on parenting. Dr. Meeker shares indisputable evidence that a father is THE most important influence a girl has in her life. Her outlook on life, the decisions she makes, her faith, and even her view of herself is incredibly influenced by her dad.
She closes the book with this statement: "One day when she is grown, something between the two of you will shift. If you have done your job well, she will choose another good man to love her, fight for her, and be intimately connected to her. But he will never replace you in her heart, because you were there first. And that's the ultimate reward for being a good dad."
Make sure if your daughter is at home or comes home soon... invite her into the studio... hang out and just be together. It's a small interruption and an important one.