Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield

Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield

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 …


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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.”

Making Amends: How One Dad Did It Right

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.”

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