Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
Father/Daughter, Regular Contributor
At the National Center for Fathering, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield plays a leading role in our efforts to encourage and equip dads of daughters. She regularly writes insightful articles (see below) and co-chairs NCF’s Father-Daughter Initiative with her husband, Dr. Ken Canfield. Dr. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor of more than 25 years in Portland, Oregon, founder of The Abba Project, a 9-month group forum for dads of daughters (ages 13 to 30), and author of Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters and Dad, Here’s What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting with Your Daughter’s Heart (both available on Amazon and Audible). She also hosts a weekly radio program/podcast in Portland called “The Dad Whisperer,” which you can access on her website and on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, 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.
See Dr. Michelle’s articles for dads below …
Recent Articles by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
Treat Your Daughter Like Royalty
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Here’s a glimpse inside the hearts of daughters and two concepts that strike a chord in most every girl.
Let the Selfies Begin: Creative Summer Fun for Dads & Kids
Dr. Michelle Watson started this silly tradition with her dad, and you can do something similar with your children to increase laughter and strengthen your bond.
Hold Your Daughter Safe Through the Downpours of Life
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: “There’s just something about seeing a daddy protecting his little girl that has a way of reaching in and touching a deep place in all of us.”
All About the Feet: Entering Your Daughter’s World
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield gets inspired by a dad who showed love for his daughter by going with her for a pedicure.
Making Amends: How One Dad Did It Right
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield answers dads who ask, “How do I make things right with my daughter? Because things between us aren’t so good.”
The FATHER Formula: 6 Things Your Daughter Needs from You
Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield provides a template for you to gauge how well you’re putting your love for your daughter into action.
Dad: Your Most Effective Tool Is Showing Up
by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield – What really makes a difference in being a great dad is creating positive patterns that keep repeating over time.
Truth or Dare: 3 Questions to Ask Your Daughter
by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield – Prove to yourself today that you’re a proactive dad who initiates by starting the daring conversations with your daughter.
How to Talk with Your Kids as They Process the Current Political Unrest
by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: “I hope you view the difficult and often shocking headlines and videos as opportunities to teach and connect with your children.”
The BEST Christmas Present from Dad: Put It in Writing
One of the greatest presents you can give your daughter is to affirm her through writing. – Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield