Daughters and Mirrors – Audio Clip

This week we’re featuring a fantastic action point for dads of daughters that Dr. Michelle Watson shared as part of our recent radio special. 

Michelle says, “Be aware that most of the time your daughter looks into the mirror, she sees every flaw.” As dads, we typically see our daughters as talented and beautiful, but we aren’t usually good at expressing it to them and helping them combat those thoughts of inadequacy. Michelle has an idea that is almost guaranteed to change your relationship with your daughter for the better. Listen here:



So … what do you think? Are you good at regularly affirming your daughter? How do you think this idea would affect your relationship? Also: how could do something similar for a son? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Read more from Michelle here.


Dr. Michelle Watson is a licensed professional counselor in Portland, Oregon, founder of The Abba Project, a 9-month group forum for dads of daughters (ages 13 to 30), and author of Dad, Here’s What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting with Your Daughter’s Heart, available on Amazon, Audible, and many other places. She also hosts a weekly radio program in Portland called The Dad Whisperer, which you can access as a podcast on her website and on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Visit drmichellewatson.com for more information and to sign up for her weekly Dad-Daughter Friday blogs. You can also follow or send feedback on Facebook and Twitter.

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