Dads, are you helping your daughters soar to new heights?
Dads, are you helping your daughters soar to new heights? (Flickr)

I wish for a world where every daughter will know her dad loves her completely, from her head to her toes.  

I long for the day when every dad will inspire the gifts in his daughter, saying she can go higher.

I want every girl to believe she can do it while her dad cheers her on as she learns to intuit.

I dream of a time when all girls have their voice because dad modeled to them that it's good to have choice. 

I pray for the truth inside each precious daughter of who she really is to be shaped by her father. 

I believe a dad's love does more then he knows to counter the impact of life's cruel blows.

I know a girl thrives with consistent support from her dad's heart to hers through each option she sorts.

I plead with you, dad, to give more and still more to your daughter's heart place so to heights she can soar.

I hope beyond hope that no girl ever wonders if she is worth loving, you must forgive blunders.

I urge you, dear dad, not to downplay your role and as proof of your impact, look deep in her soul.

I appeal to you, dad, as a woman myself so you know your investment is above earthly wealth.

I beg you right here because now is the time to fine-tune your words so your daughter will shine.

I celebrate knowing that dreams do come true.

Dr. Michelle Watson has a clinical counseling practice in Portland, Oregon, and has served in that role for the past 17 years. She is founder of The Abba Project, a 9-month group forum that is designed to equip dads with daughters ages 13 to 30 to dial in with more intention and consistency, and has recently released her first book entitled, Dad, Here's What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting with Your Daughter's Heart. She invites you to visit drmichellewatson.com for more information and to sign up for her weekly Dad-Daughter Friday blogs, where she provides practical tools so that every dad in America can become the action hero they want to be and their daughters need them to be. You can also follow or send feedback on Facebook and Twitter.

For the original article, visit drmichellewatson.com.

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