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Dads, Do You Know What Your Daughter Needs From You?

Relating to daughters doesn't always come naturally for dads, but we can learn to connect in affirming ways. We testosterone-filled males can relate well to girls, and it doesn't require a huge adjustment in our approach.

I found this article so interesting that I decided to share it with you this week.

What Daughters Need From Dads
Ken R. Canfield, Ph.D.
The National Center for Fathering

Relating to daughters doesn’t always come naturally for dads, but we can learn to connect in affirming ways. We testosterone-filled males can relate well to girls, and it doesn’t require a huge adjustment in our approach. We have so much potential power to influence their self-esteem, their independence, and their healthy body image. Many experts are even finding that our masculine approach in relating is beneficial for daughters, not a hindrance.

Here are five key things that daughters need from their dads, based on research among several thousand dads.

Spring Cleaning

In hopes that spring is finally going to arrive, and along with it Spring cleaning, I wanted to share this article from Carmen Coker.

How to Organize Any Room, Step 1

So organizing a room or maybe multiple rooms in your house have been on your “to do” list for a while now.

You know it has to be done, but it’s too much…too boring…too hard…too complicated…
And not to mention all the questions that pop into your mind: Where do I begin? How do I start? What should I do?

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering the ABC’s of room organization. Once you have all the steps, you can take any room from unorganized chaos to (Dare I say it?) Organized bliss.

Imagine the possibilities!

Step #1: Remove the clutter.

You definitely want to clear out the clutter before you start organizing a room. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting time and energy on organizing items you don’t need to worry about at all!

For each item, ask yourself…

(1) Do I wanna keep it?
– Should it stay in the room in question?
– Does it belong in another room? If so, which one?
– Should it be returned to another person or organization?

(2) Do I wanna toss it?
– Should it be recycled?
– Should it be shredded?
– Should it be donated?
– Should it be sold?
– Should it be trashed?
– Does it require a special method of disposal? (ie. batteries, chemicals, large furniture items)

Separate the piles accordingly and then be sure to eliminate most, if not all, of the “toss” pile before you begin organizing a room.

And remember: De-cluttering is normally the biggest, most time-consuming step of all! So do a little bit at a time, so as not to be overwhelmed.

If you would like a worksheet to help you remove clutter from your house, see “Purging Unwanted Items”.

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