How to use Daddy Daughter Dates

Daddy Daughter Dates is a blog focused on that one on one time you have with your daughter.  However, not all activities are created equal, so I’ve created a Blueprint section that goes with all the Daddy Daughter Dates posted here.

Here’s how it works:

Time: How much time the activity will take.  You want to know whether this is going to take 5 minutes or 5 hours.
Cost: How much it will cost.  Sometimes, real costs will be represented, but this can be pretty subjective given how the date is implemented and local cost
Recurrence: As often as you can do it without going crazy.
Age: Which ages would this be appropriate for.  Not all activities are applicable to each age.
Impact: How much they’ll like it.  They’ll like all of them, but some activities will just get more smiles.  My rankings will be: =}, =>, =D.  Because emoticons can explain anything.
Let’s look at an example:
Time: An hour
Cost: Free
Recurrence: As often as you can do it
Age: 2-7
Impact: =D
Thanks for being a dad!
– Scott –

Welcome to Daddy Daughter Dates!

Hello and welcome to Daddy Daughter Dates. This blog is devoted 100% to the critical relationship between a daughter and her father. My goal is to share what I’ve learned in my years being a dad, as well as countless other examples that have been shared with me from other dads with daughters.

The goal is simple: have deep and healthy relationships with our daughters. The method to get to that goal? Take time, one on one, to be with her. It sounds simple, but in today’s world of hyper connectivity and ultra-scheduling, it can be extremely difficult. Your daughter has so many influences hitting her, even at an early age (like, 18 months) and it’s critical that one of the biggest influences in her life is her father.

So why blog about it? I once heard an expectant father say, “It (his to-be child) has to be a boy. I wouldn’t even know what to do with a girl.” Let’s face it, most men don’t know how to relate to women, especially little women. However, most guys aren’t going to sit down to read a book on the subject knowing that the PHD behind the book is just going to talk at a high level as to why your daughter is important. This blog is about practical things you can do with your daughter, fed to you in a simple format, from a dad who has been through it.

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for being a dad.

– Scott –