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Fathers Supporting Daughters

Fathers have a special and important role to play as their daughters metamorphose from little girls through puberty to menstruating and fertile young women. Are you ready? Are you overwhelmed? Or are you sailing through? In our Fathers Supporting Daughters workshops, you can expect a lively and quite possibly enlightening discussion with many great tips and ideas for fathers wishing to open and maintain conversations with their daughters.

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Fathers Celebrating Daughters was created by Jane Bennett in response to the requests of men wanting to understand and support their daughters through their tween and teen years, especially in a climate of parenting advice that has tended to diminish a father’s role or offer only the most general homilies.

Just for dads, this workshop has been attended by fathers of daughters of all ages, from little girls to older teenagers and beyond. Working with the age of daughters and the interests and concerns of attendees, facilitators shape the workshop to suit the needs and concerns of those present.

Fathers Celebrating Daughters topics include:

  • Changes during puberty and menarche

  • What is a father’s role at this time?

  • Supporting self esteem, positive body image and healthy relationships

  • How to share your values with your daughter, and listen to hers

  • How to share a positive, respectful, loving and connected view of sex, and most importantly, consent

  • PMS, menstruation, cramps

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“Many fathers (particularly of teen girls) assume they have little influence over their daughters – certainly less influence than their daughters’ peers or pop culture – and think their daughters need to figure out life on their own. But your daughter faces a world markedly different from the one you did growing up: it’s less friendly, morally unmoored, and even outright dangerous.

“When she’s in your company, your daughter tries harder to excel. When you teach her, she learns more rapidly. When you guide her, she gains confidence.

“A lot of research has been done on this – and fathers always come out on top. The effects of loving, caring fathers on their daughters’ lives can be measured in girls of all ages.” - Dr Meg Meeker

To book your place on my next Fathers Supporting Daughters workshop on Sunday 17th March, please click here. The workshop will be held near Totnes, Devon with Victoria Dufour from Nature and Me in Cornwall. Alternatively, if you'd like to be contacted about future dates, please fill out the form below.

Fathers Celebrating Daughters Contact formg
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