Weekly Dose of Life Lessons for Dads of Daughters

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by Michael Mitchell

Make pancakes in the shape of her age for breakfast on her birthday. In a pinch, donuts with pink sprinkles and a candle will suffice.

It’s never too early to start teaching her about money. She will still probably suck you dry as a teenager… and on her wedding day.

There will come a day when she asks for a puppy. Don’t over think it. At least one time in her life, just say, “Yes.”

Enjoy the wonder of bath time.

Of course you look silly playing peek-a-boo. You should play anyway.

Go ahead. Buy her those pearls.

She will fight with her mother. Choose sides wisely.

Buy her a glove and teach her to throw a baseball. Make her proud to throw like a girl a girl with a wicked slider.

Read more life lessons for dads of daughters here.


Michael is a thirty-something dad who blogs daily tips and life lessons for dads of daughters at lifetoheryears.com. He spends his days practicing the arts of fatherhood and husbandry, while attempting to be a man of God and a professional raiser of philanthropic funds. On the rare occasion he’s not tied up with the aforementioned and other pursuits of awesomeness, he enjoys fighting street gangs for local charities and drinking from a cup that’s half full. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.