We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden. More than she wants the stuff you can buy her or the things you can teach her, she wants you to love her. For years, our third daughter would beg me to marry her when she grew up. As dads of young daughters, most of us are building careers at the same time. The simple fact that you're there doesn't mean you're really there. Your daughter couldn't care less about your Twitter feed, your emails, your fantasy football team, or your group texts.
I certainly don't have it all figured out, but I have learned 15 things about raising girls these last 11 years. No one else on Earth can assume your role as daddy. I had to explain that I was already married to her amazing mother. When my girls are in my car, you'll be able to catch us rocking out to the following Pandora stations: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Cody Simpson, Kidz Bop Radio, Katy Perry, you get the point. If you take one thing out of this entire list, make it this. But fight for your marriage and make it a priority. Our oldest is almost 11, so we haven't hit the dreaded teenage years, but I say bring them on. So it's not possible every single time, but make the effort to get to her stuff. I hate the commercial of the dad at the daughter's dance recital who is watching a football game on his phone. Especially in an era of constant information and entertainment.
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"I feel sorry for you when they become teenagers." "Dude, you're surrounded by women." "What did you do to deserve that? Brooke does this 99 times out of 100, but I make it a point to tell all my girls that daddy can make a killer ponytail. Heck, they've painted mine on many occasions as well. Call me old school, but on my dates with my girls, I open the doors, pay the bills, look them in the eye, and make them feel like a million bucks.
" Being a dad of four daughters (we also have one son), I hear stuff like this almost daily.
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My girls won't know any different than their dad being every bit as engaged when they're 15 as he was when they were 5. I won't be mistaken for Billy Blanks, but we take health and wellness seriously at our house. We celebrate big things like a 10-year-old trip, but we also take the little things seriously. Your daughter will let you down, make huge mistakes, and maybe even turn her back to you for a season, but don't ever let her doubt your love for her. If you're doing it right, she'll want to marry someone like you one day. Not stations I'd listen to on my own (with one exception -- I love Taylor Swift), but when it lights them up, it lights me up. One of the best things you can do for your daughter is to love her mom well. The seasons of life when I lose focus on dating Brooke (my wife) are also the same seasons when our children have more issues. Love your wife, make time to date her, take her on trips, and show your kids that she is a bigger priority than they are. Dads who are further down the road than I am regret not being more emotionally engaged with their teenage daughters. A friend once told me that my job is to be the Chief Memory Maker of the house. I love a good football game as much as the next guy, but clap as hard for your daughter's recital as you would on your couch watching sports. It will be awkward for all of us, but I'm leaning right into it. They think "throwing like a girl" is a compliment, not an insult. And more than the physical toughness, we're raising mentally tough girls. In a world where femininity gets assigned far too often to princess dresses and fairy tales, my girls are tough as nails. It's morbid, but I have 50-60 years left on this Earth, tops. It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate, but it does have to be intentional. Something amazing happens when we realize that the universe doesn't spin around us. (64), songwriter, recording act and record producer, whose compositions include such hits as 'I Wanna Dance With You' and 'Burning Up With Love', and whose songs were recorded by Eddie Rabbitt, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zandt, Tanya Tucker, Billy Currington, Chet Atkins and John Anderson.Billy Joe Walker also produced hits for acts like Travis Tritt, Collin Raye, Mark Chesnutt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Byrd, Pam Tillis and Bryan White whom he originally discovered as well as backing Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, The Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, Hank Williams Jr, Bryan Adams, George Jones, Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys and Randy Travis.