Fuel: Rules for Dads Raising Daughters

June 18, 2012 in dads and daugthers,fuel

While I build up material for mentor mom posts in the fall, I think most Mondays this summer I will share with you some Fuel for the week. 

Today’s Fuel comes from a popular blog-a-zine called The Good Man Projectwho describe themselves  here, “Guys today are neither the mindless, sex-obsessed buffoons nor the stoic automatons our culture so often makes them out to be. Our community is smart, compassionate, curious, and open-minded; they strive to be good fathers and husbands, citizens and friends, to lead by example at home and in the workplace, and to understand their role in a changing world. The Good Men Project is a place where that happens. We’re glad to have you along for the ride.”

The DJs on KLOVE pointed out that at church’s and in culture, often moms get honored on Mother’s Day and Dad’s get lists of how to do better. The Fuel today called “25 Failsafe Rules for Dads Raising Daughters” is no exception to that generalization, except that I think the list is worth reading whether you are a mom, a dad, or a grandparent. It will remind you of what is important. And what is not. Be encouraged my friend. 

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Paloma June 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Thanks! I’ll be heading over to read read the rules… I have princesses to raise here too! It’s beautiful but also a great responsibility! 😉



Mothering From Scratch June 19, 2012 at 1:08 am

{Melinda} Just read the 25 Rules … some good stuff there. I would agree that talking to your daughter about how to dress gets VERY tricky for moms and dads once they hit puberty. They do tend to take it as judgment on who they as PEOPLE instead of an assessment of the clothing.

We always try to focus on her worth and value and that some of the things she’d like to wear don’t encourage boys to see her in a respectful light. It’s a tough battle, but one we’ll keep fighting!


Rulissa @ Mustard Seeds in Oklahoma June 24, 2012 at 2:26 am

I just started following your blog- found you through SITS. My Princess is 4 and I’m striving everyday to teach her and my Princes that they are children of the King and are expected to act differently. Thank you for passing on the tips- I can’t wait to read them!

Follow me back at http://www.MustardSeedsOK.blogspot.com


The Røsviks June 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Great article…I always love and am encouraged by the things you post. Thank you!


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