Top tips for fathers and daughters

Michael Riera, PhD Educator and Author, shares advice for fathers on how they can build a strong relationship with their adolescent daughters and the importance of having one
Raising Girls | Top Tips For Fathers And Daughters
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Top tips for fathers and daughters

Comment
202
Like
202
Transcription: 
Fathers and daughters. When we look at relationships between the parents and their kids, when they hit adolescence -- Parents and teens are really close. They are pretty tight all across the way. Except when they hit adolescence, fathers and sons, drop like this. Mothers and daughters, drop like this. There is a big gap in this. There is a reason for that. One of the reasons is that girls are hitting puberty. Many dads have a relationship with their kids that are very physical. They carry them. They hold them. They wrestle with them. All of a sudden, when girls hit puberty, dads don't know what to do. It's uncomfortable and they remove themselves. Daughters, feeling their bodies changing, dad doesn't play with me the way he used to and they think there is something going with me. Dad and daughters emotional levels become more complicated in adolescence. Dads are problem solvers. We want to fix the problem.

Michael Riera, PhD Educator and Author, shares advice for fathers on how they can build a strong relationship with their adolescent daughters and the importance of having one

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Michael Riera, PhD

Head Of School, Brentwood School

Michael Riera, PhD, Educator, Author, Media Personality, and Speaker. Michael Riera is the Head of School at the Brentwood School, best-selling author, award-winning columnist, educator, television commentator, and national speaker on issues of children, adolescents, families, and parenting. Mike is the author of Right From Wrong: instilling a Sense of integrity in Our Children, Field Guide to the American Teenager, Uncommon Sense For Parents With Teenagers, and Surviving High School. His most recent book, Staying Connected To Your Teenager, was launched with three appearances on Oprah! For eight years he was the Family Consultant for CBS The Saturday Morning Early Show and also hosted an award winning television show on the Oxygen Network, Life in Progress, as well as his own daily radio show, Family Talk with Dr. Mike. Mike has worked in schools for over 20 years as a head of school, counselor, dean of students, teacher and consultant. 

More Parenting Videos from Michael Riera, PhD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter