Parenting is the most daunting task ever. It’s got no manuals attached and to each its own. And being a single father to a daughter makes parenting all the more difficult. As a parent you have to guide her through myriad social situations, complicated feelings and complex bodily developments without having any first hand experience of it. The challenges faced by different fathers (who are a single parent of a daughter) may differ slightly but essentially they are the same only. Life is going to bring the most complex situations and you may not always do the right thing but a strong bonding can smoothen the path for the growth of your daughter.
Let's discuss 10 basic points which will be of tremendous help to a single father raising a daughter child.
1) Find a good female mentor
No there is not even an iota of doubt that on your competency to raise your daughter as a single father. However, a female guide or companionship is very much necessary for a growing girl child. Any mature female relative – grandmother, aunt etc. of your daughter can take up this mentoring role. A strong female role model can successfully enhance the growth of your daughter by helping her develop her voice and understand herself better. An ideal female role model can make her feel confident. A good mentor offers guidance and care during the growing years when you require it most. It is the basic right of every child to receive unconditional positive attention from a sympathetic adult. As per a research based organisation, a strong mentor ship should necessarily have these:
A father has to play an important role in helping your daughter find a good mentor. This offers another layer of support to your daughter. A child needs people who believe in her and support her around herself.