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Things Dads Should Tell Their Daughters

33 Things Every Dad Should Say to Raise Strong, Empowered Daughters

Whether your little one is a "daddy's girl" or still working on her relationship with Dad, there's no denying the importance of this male figure in a little girl's life. A dad's love is typically the first male love a child receives and his influence helps set the path for the person that kid becomes. It isn't easy to raise a strong and independent daughter, but certain things a father figure says has the power to help — or hinder — this growth. Although it might feel like these are just simple phrases in passing, hearing these 33 things from Dad can stick with a little girl for years to come and help shape her into a passionate and empowered young lady.

  1. Your determination inspires me.
  2. I can't imagine my life without you.
  3. I love you.
  4. You impress me each and every day.
  5. I have faith in you.
  6. You can do anything.
  7. I'm so proud of you.
  8. I love that you're always willing to try.
  9. Your effort blows me away.
  10. You've got this.
  11. There's no shame in recognizing when you need help and asking for it.
  12. I'm always here if you need me.
  13. I love watching you grow.
  14. It's important that you love yourself as much as I love you.
  15. I hope you're never afraid to try something new.
  16. I love you more each and every day.
  17. Spending time with you is the best part of my day.
  18. Do what makes you happy.
  19. You're pretty on the inside.
  20. Always be your biggest advocate.
  21. Your thoughts matter.
  22. Never be afraid to ask a question or to speak up.
  23. Your words can be used for good or harm and it's important to know the difference.
  24. You should always try to stand out from the crowd.
  25. Always let your personality shine.
  26. I'm here for you no matter what.
  27. Give your heart only to those who deserve it.
  28. I love hanging out with you.
  29. It's OK to fall as long as you get back up.
  30. Never let anyone pressure you.
  31. Embrace the things that make you different.
  32. I'll never stop loving you.
  33. Your opinion matters, especially to me.
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