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

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.”

An Open Letter to Dads on Father’s Day

An Open Letter to Dads on Father’s Day

by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: You’re at your best when you’re taking action while showing that you have what it takes to courageously go after the things—and people—you love and believe in.

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Dial In with Your Daughter: 10 Things NOT to Do

Dial In with Your Daughter: 10 Things NOT to Do

Here are ten landmines to avoid if you want to raise a healthy, vibrant, loving, and spirited daughter. Think of these as a field training manual to support your deep desire to truly dial in to your daughter’s heart.

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