Next Fathers Celebrating Daughters: Mon 24 October 2016 7.00pm - 9.00pm in Preston, Victoria
It was great to get together and share experiences with other dads whose daughters are at a similar stage of life as mine. I don’t feel so alone in all the upheaval now. … some great ideas and strategies.
I felt really comfortable and there was good mix of practical guidance as well as thought provoking questions and discussions. Steve
I really liked hearing everyone’s stories and feeling ok about telling mine. By the end I felt like I had lots of new insights into not only my daughter but my wife as well.
Fathers have a special and important role to play as their daughters metamorphose from little girls through puberty to menstruating and fertile young women. Are you ready? Are you overwhelmed? Or are you sailing through? Expect a lively and quite possibly enlightening discussion with many great tips and ideas for fathers wishing to open and maintain conversations with their daughters.
Fathers Celebrating Daughters was created by Jane Bennett in response to the requests of men wanting to understand and support their daughters through their tween and teen years, especially in a climate of parenting advice that has tended to diminish a father’s role or offer only the most general (and obvious) tips.
This work runs as a stand-alone event or alongside A Celebration Day for Girls workshop for daughters and mothers/female carers in your school or community.
Fathers Celebrating Daughters is for fathers of daughters of all ages, from little girls to older teenagers and beyond. Working with the age of daughters and the interests and concerns of attendees, we shape the workshop to suit the needs and concerns of those present. This workshop has been popular with men whose daughters are approaching or going through puberty.
Fathers Celebrating Daughters topics include:
Please contact Janoel Liddy to create an evening for the the dads in your school or community. Email by clicking below or phone: +13 408 4 919
‘Many fathers (particularly of teen girls) assume they have little influence over their daughters - certainly less influence than their daughters' peers or pop culture - and think their daughters need to figure out life on their own.
But your daughter faces a world markedly different from the one you did growing up: it's less friendly, morally unmoored, and even outright dangerous. …
When she's in your company, your daughter tries harder to excel. When you teach her, she learns more rapidly. When you guide her, she gains confidence. A lot of research has been done on this - and fathers always come out on top. The effects of loving, caring fathers on their daughters' lives can be measured in girls of all ages.’
Dr Meg Meeker, paediatrician and author