Dad's tips for adding life to a daughter's years
While there’s no such thing as the perfect dad, if you’re present in her life, apologize when you screw up, and shower her with affection, you might get pretty close.
Encourage her to make mistakes. No one ever succeeded at anything worthwhile without messing up a few times first.
Without exception, always answer when she calls. It probably won’t be urgent, but when it is, you’ll be glad you picked up.
(photo: Shreeram Ghaisas)
Never miss a game. The score doesn’t matter. Your presence does.
(photo: Russell K.)
Sometimes a listening ear is all she needs. For everything else, just smile and fix it. Her mom’s not the only one who can safety-pin a dress.
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