Educating daughters is not only a mother's job. Fathers also have a hand in educating daughters. While most fathers are busy working to provide for their families, there are some roles that fathers play in educating their daughters that should not be missed.
Father is an important figure in a daughter's life. Girls who get enough attention from their fathers will grow up to be assertive, confident, and intelligent.
A study also revealed that girls who have good relationships with their fathers are more able to love and respect themselves so that they have a healthy mental state. Meanwhile, if the relationship between father and son is not good, then this can make the child experience daddy issues.
This is the role of fathers in educating daughters
My father has a tremendous responsibility for his family. Apart from earning a living to meet household needs, fathers also play a role in educating daughters.
So, what can a father do in educating his daughter? Here are some of them:
1. Teach new skills
Being a teacher or coach to teach new skills is one of the roles of fathers. In your free time, take time to teach your daughter new things, such as reading, cycling, swimming, or even doing homework.
Every now and then, teach your daughters skills that men generally do, such as using nails and a hammer, disassembling a machine, or programming a computer. Make sure Dad teaches this according to his age and always supervises him, okay?
2. Supporting children to hone their potential
Fathers who do not make time for their daughters tend to underestimate or overestimate their potential. This is certainly not good.
Underestimating a child's abilities will make him feel hopeless because he feels unsupported. Meanwhile, exaggerating a child's intelligence can actually make him frustrated and even stressed because he is always worried if the results of his efforts are not in line with the father's expectations.
Spending a lot of time with your daughter can help you better understand what and how much potential she has. That way, you can support your daughter without expecting too much, so that she will enjoy pursuing her skills more.
3. Teach to build relationships with other people
The role of fathers is very important in teaching their daughters to have good relationships with others. This can start with Dad being respectful, kind, and showing affection to Mom and Dad's daughters.
This kind attitude that you show will make your daughter model this behavior to others. In addition, he also has a good standard of the qualities of a man. This will spare him from toxic relationship with his future partner.
4. Help instill self-confidence
Confidence in daughters does not always appear out of nowhere, but must be trained by the father. One way you can instill this attitude is by complimenting him that your daughter is beautiful for what she has. So, she does not need to follow certain beauty standards.
Apart from physical beauty, fathers also need to show respect when their daughters do good things or get achievements. This form of appreciation will foster self-confidence.
Even though you are tired from having to work all day, don't let Dad miss the moment to spend time with your daughter and teach her a lot of provisions for life. Believe me, the fatigue will be paid off with the success he has achieved.
If you are having trouble communicating with your daughter or feel she is becoming distant, try asking your mother if something is wrong with her.
If indeed Mother also feels the changes that are upsetting but Dad's daughter is difficult to open up, try to persuade her to consult a psychologist.