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8 Tips for Raising a Daughter as a Single Dad 1. Be approachable. From bullies, schoolwork, to physical changes, growing up is hard. Your child needs someone to talk 2. Good listening skills.

It’s important to find time to talk and listen to. Your support in her decisions (no matter how small they may be at this age) and building a trusting relationship with Teach her the importance of being open and honest with you. Share things with her. Talk about things that are going on. Being a single dad is difficult enough, but what can make things go even more chaotic and frustrating is when you are raising a child who is the opposite sex.

That’s why I decided to write an article revealing 6 awesome tips for raising a daughter as a single dad. Raising a daughter as a single dad is only more challenging but achievable nonetheless. With the right mentality and support system, single dads are able to develop a strong father-daughter bond which cements their relationship for life. Despite the struggles and challenges, being a single dad raising a daughter is admirable.

Single Dad Raising A Daughter Getting divorced is something that no one plans on when they get married. It certainly isn’t easy to go through. Having a child in that marriage adds a whole different level of challenges. It can be overwhelming to raise a daughter as a single dad, but it can be done.

And if you are sensitive to your daughter and invest the time in your relationship, you will find great satisfaction. Raising a Daughter as a Single Father Many dads are intimidated by the idea of having to raise a daughter without a mother in the home. 3  It is a challenge to be sure, but certainly doable when you focus on her specific needs, help her find good female role models and express love in ways she can receive it. 4 . I think single fathers can raise daughters just like single mothers can raise sons.

BUT, there comes a time in that child’s life where they are going to need a positive role model of the same. If you are a single dad due to divorce, do not criticize your ex. Children are vulnerable and naive.

Do not criticize the gender of the other parent as well. Since the child lives with you, his/her. If you are a single dad and are fortunate enough to have a daughter, you know that raising her can feel like a roller coaster ride at times. Women tend to know how to relate to their daughters because of their own experiences growing up, going through puberty, and dealing with sexuality.

For dads, however, daughters can be quite a mystery.

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Helping your daughter develop a strong connection with her father should be one of your primary goals as a mother.

“Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness” by Margo Maine, Craig Johnson
from Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness
by Margo Maine, Craig Johnson
Gürze Books, 2010

The good news is most dads now have the option to do differently and show the world that dads make fantastic caregivers.

“Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies” by Stefan Korn, Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij
from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies
by Stefan Korn, Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij
Wiley, 2011

Newly single mothers worry about providing a solid foundation for their sons’ masculinity, because most boys see much less of their fathers after a divorce.

“Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men” by Peggy Drexler, Linden Gross
from Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men
by Peggy Drexler, Linden Gross
Rodale Books, 2005

Second, growing up fatherless increases the chances that a boy will lack a male guide, protector, and mentor.

“Lost Boys: Why our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them” by James Garbarino
from Lost Boys: Why our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
by James Garbarino
Free Press, 1999

Being “all in” when it comes to being a father to your daughter is as important as anything you’ll ever do.

“Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional: 52 Devotions Every Father Needs” by Meg Meeker
from Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Devotional: 52 Devotions Every Father Needs
by Meg Meeker
Salem Books, 2016

The child needs to separate from Mom if she is going to become an adult, and she will naturally use Daddy to help make that transition.

“What a Difference a Daddy Makes: The Lasting Imprint a Dad Leaves on His Daughter's Life” by Kevin Leman
from What a Difference a Daddy Makes: The Lasting Imprint a Dad Leaves on His Daughter’s Life
by Kevin Leman
Thomas Nelson, 2001

Just as there is no way to understate the importance of a mother in a girl’s life, there is no way to understate a father’s.

“The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters” by Michael Gurian
from The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters
by Michael Gurian
Atria Books, 2002

This can open up a whole new avenue for your relationship with your daughter, and you will learn more about how she communicates with others.

“Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years” by Shana Nichols, Liane Holliday Willey, Ginamarie Moravcik, Samara Pulver-Tetenbaum
from Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years
by Shana Nichols, Liane Holliday Willey, et. al.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009

This may help her transition more smoothly to the role of mother, just as her partner redefines his role as a new father.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Parents, especially fathers, encourage in children what they perceive to be gender-appropriate behaviors, fostering more independence, competitiveness, and aggression in sons and more emotional expressiveness and gentleness in daughters.

“21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook” by William F. Eadie
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by William F. Eadie
SAGE Publications, 2009

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  • Surrogacy gives the infertile people a chance to have some kids.Surrogacy is very good according to me.Surrogacy should not be banned.It is the source of happiness for many people.Surrogate moms give kids to others who are unable to have kids naturally.
    For me surrogacy is the best thing in the world.i was infertile and i got my twin daughters from surrogacy.
    Good luck to everyone.

  • These tips are great for girls AND boys!  However, I must add that all the items outlined can be summarized in just being submissive to the Lord and His word.  Fathers, LOVE your wives as Christ loved the church.  Be in the Word.  Be in prayer.  Be in biblical community.  AND allow your kids to see all of it!! Live out the gospel! Also, pray for your children.  Pray that their hearts and minds would be softened to the gospel message.  Fathers, be the PASTORS of your home!  Care for your flock with tenderness and loving hands as Christ did for us!

  • Been a single father the more time I spend with my daughter the more I realize I don’t have time for a relationship.. there just isn’t enough time in the world to spend with my daughter let alone anyone else. When my daughter leaves I’ve to plan for the next day straight away so that she has everything she needs

  • Reality men…….you cannot relate to. Female child. You can love her, but you will never have that motherfemale connection. Don’t try to rule her and everyone. You are only a man.

  • I’m a new dad for a daughter, and it’s been 3 months now. Actually i have a fear about what if i can’t raise/treat her properly. Do you have any suggestions or videos i can watch about daddy playing with his daughter or something please

  • It seems one tip I see from many of these guys is put your daughter even before your son and only focus on your son even at your son’s expense.

  • Need as much knowledge as possible.. I’ve been raised in juvenile detention and had no parents besides the co’s on our unit.. I have no brothers or sisters to gain knowledge from.. never had a father or mother to teach me about the world.. and I just got the news that my soul mate is 4 months pregnant with my daughter and I’m fucking scared that I won’t be the best father/friend to my little girl sapphire…

  • Which parent do kids need more… a mom or dad? Just asking because when women are single people act like the child will turn into a degenerate. What about single dad households?

  • These fathers are truly amazing and deserve so much more praise than anyone can ever give them. I wish I had someone like these dads growing up, but it makes me so happy to see that there are some good dads out there. These dads and their children deserve the world.

  • Great video and information. Thanks a lot. Care for your wife and your daughter learns from this. I also believe this point is even more important for dads to their sons. Thanks again.

  • Good advice and I like how you didn’t over god it until the end, You can tell you weren’t trying to push got on to anybody it just was something that affected your life and that’s where you seeked help and guidance and I understand But some people just see things differently when you talk about God that much but good for you Sean you can tail the direction you choose to take it is the right one

  • This is amazing! I’m an animator and even before she was born I was making sensorial animations for her. Im sharing now, can help other dads with baby girls. Good luck guys!!

  • I rather my daughter be aware of her inner traits than her looks. Any day. I think this lesson is good IF USED RIGHT. You may aware her on her looks, let her focus on what matters.

  • I don’t have kids, but if I did I would like both genders. I respect the real fathers who raise women and men. Even if you gotta get nail polish on your nails from your daughter.

  • Single fathers must have to work even more hard to raise a child. My friend is also grown up in a single parent home. He had a mixture of good and bad experience. Bad experience in the way that sometimes he miss other relations as well. Most single fathers have their babies through surrogacy. And this is the best thing I guess. In this way, single fathers enjoy their life with their kids.

  • Hi Jason,
    I am having my child at the end of May and just found out it’s a girl. We have only known for 2 weeks and feel I am WAY behind the curve. What do you feel is the best strategy in order to catch up?

  • Single parenting is one of the toughest things that a person can go through. Hats off to you for doing this. May God bless you and make life easy for you.

  • Thanks my brother I needed something like this.im divorced, learning red pill, Mgtow yet I dont wanna neglect my daughter as she grow with me. I’m glad I found something that has a focus on parenting young ladies. Thanks!

  • Hi Jason, I like and share many views you have in this video. Something I am struggling to understand is when you talk about a daughter being in control of her body and who she shows affection to.

    In the video you explain she should be in control and I agree with that, but what are some things we can do as fathers to empower our daughters with that?

    I’m sorry if my question is too vague

  • I am a child of a single father. My mom died when I was 2. My dad always cared for me just like my mom would have. My dad is my superhero. He left no stone unturned to take care of me and educate me. Now I am 19 and I know how hard it must have been for my dad to manage everything alone. He did not marry again after my mom died. I am truly blessed to have him.

  • The true definition of a dad. Kudos to all the single dads out there who go out of their way to make their kids feel happy and loved!

  • BS. I dont see any reason why shouldnt I compliment both her smile and her eyes and her abilities and her choice of shoes. What is wrong with that?
    she has to know she has wonderful smile and beautiful eyes too.

  • My daughter is 3 months old. Very scary and exciting having a child in general. I am more worried about when she starts dating. In my mind nobody is good enough for my girl. Hopefully this will change with time.

  • Definitely loving the daughter-specific videos as it has changed my perspective in life greatly! Its made me see life differently and lights my world up looking at her, especially when she gives me those big smiles. Melts me every time.

  • I really appreciate this video! My wife is due in August with our first baby and it’s a girl. There are tons of father/son videos on youtube but much less father/daughter videos. Thanks man!

  • Super helpful Jason! Thank you. I’m going to be a Dad to a daughter in just over a month. It’s my first child and I am so excited and nervous. Your videos help so much

  • Now try being a single dad without all the money and fame were people will help you and you have no pressure of work and money problems ect

  • usher surprised me the most. most of the time it’s the women who have full or half custody. even if the fathers would have shared custody the kids lives with the mothers most of the time. In America, they are against men raising kids on their own.

  • For those in the comments that believe joint custody parenting does not fit into this list, you clearly don’t have any experience with this. A better way to look at it is that the kids themselves are being raised by both parents true, but as a single dad sharing custody the work I do in my time is all solo parenting.

  • I’m not trying to bag on women, but they seem to have lost their touch lately. So quick to leave…thinking they’ll find something better…sigh*…you know ladies sometimes the grass isn’t even grass at all…it’s AstroTurf…

  • She is precious. Love her, protect her and provide for her. She will remember the time spent with you more than the things you but her. Keep being a great father!!!!!!!!

  • Andy Cohen HASN’T raised or “brought up” any kids yet, he just received his newborn from the surrogate mother and he probably will have a nanny as all celebrities do so really, they aren’t doing it alone. A nanny is basically a paid spouse w/o the marriage license.

  • Single parenting is one of the toughest things that a person can go through. Hats off to you for doing this. May God bless you and make life easy for you.

  • The title is misleading. If Ryan Philippe shared custody with Reese Witherspoon, he didn’t raise them on his own Reese helped raise them half the time.

  • Only if I had the money they had I would help raise more than my kid, imagine the everyday men who work jobs for $11 an hour with no family to help if your left on the street, evicted or whatever with kids. The wield will try and say your not a good parent because financial background.

  • Everyone praises single fathers but talk trash about single mothers. Is so unfair. Single mothers are very responsible and nobody gives them credit because of their gender. I guess if I had a penis everyone would love me.

  • Let me know when you have REAL single fathers. Some of these fathers SHARE custody with their SO’s. I applaud those who have full custody. And a standing ovation to those who are single fathers who have children with disabilities. The ABSOLUTE most difficult thing to do in the world. You need to fix the title or make it about the parent who has sole custody AND is raising their children BY THEMSELVES!!! Very misleading title for a video. Please rectify.

  • Some confusion here
    You shouldnt compare some of these dads situation
    Like Pierce wife dies so Liam neeson wife dies
    Prince charles has a lot of nannies and royal family helped
    Ricky martìn is gay
    And ronaldo choose to look after his son on his own because it was surrogate

  • A tip.

    When your daughter has her first moon. (Period)

    Make her favorite meal.
    Make a big deal about her without saying why. Treat her with respect from that day forward.

    Women have a burden of being the spiritual side of Adam and Eve. And they should be revered that way.
    Adam is just the Brain.
    Eve is the spirit.

  • I’m don’t understand his speech. how is this helping his daughter? there is somethings he could have talk about with his daughter to prepare her for the future. out of a scale of 110. this speech would have received a 1. go back and rethink about this important talk. you really blow it. my advice to him is to pray and ask God for the very words to say to his daughter.��

  • Sorry but Mingus Reedus has lived with his mum Helena Christensen and gone to school in NYC for most of his life! Norman and the supermodel has joint custody but ‘that Reedus brought up his son on his own’ is not true 😉 https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/norman-reedus-reunites-with-ex-helena-christensen-at-sons-high-school-graduation-were-so-proud

  • Hi! I am so glad to watch this video. You are must be the very happy person to have children. Children are a blessing. My brother is also a solo father. He is very happy with his daughter. I wish you good luck in your future. Thanks for sharing this video. Stay blessed

  • Hi 5 to them all,.I was raised by my dad not my mum also…what a shame about the asshole selfish father’s out there who don’t pay anything towards them never there to offer support just use them when it suits them…. ���� Hmmm I know a few of them �� only show up and step in when it makes them look good. depending how well kids are doing ( to f**k up their heads as they do),the real dad’s are there always through the worst of times no matter how hard it gets ✌️❤️

  • My son was only 19 when his first son was born. He has been raising him for 12 years. He had a second son 2 years ago. He again is a single dad. He is a wonderful dad to his two sons.


  • Ok I am already complaining. I applaud single dads but shared custody and keeping himself in their lives does not, I my opinion does not constitute raising kids on your own as one of the fathers did. Also Prince Charles does Not fit in here because his children had nannies and other family to help and Charles was not with them everyday

  • Norman Reedus didn’t move to Los Angeles to raise Mingus, he stayed in New York where Helena and him had joint custody of their son. You make it sound like she bailed on the kid. Get your facts straight. Also they were never married.

  • Wow…. nice work gys… with out living a women is supper gratfull. There are no words to express it. now happy always…. thak you God you released me from women…..

  • Will you have to leave because of the way you go out and get money that you do not have to work for…or maybe I missed that you were a wealthy heir?

  • Maybe you should wait to put a video eulogizing single dads till after the Epstein case and all the “visitors” on Lolita Express and orgy island are out.
    You are going to need to remove some names…

  • Now that is one beautiful baby���������� shes perfect..those lips..her face..her giggles..she is so animated and affectionate�� Glory be to God for her creation, may she blessed all of her days.

  • Tip #1 Ba a model of the behavior you want your daughter to see in a future husband. Tip #2: #2: Be intentional about time. Tip #3: I did not hear one???????

  • The surge in illegal immigration, has saturated the bottom feeder jobs necessary to hold Americans over until the obtain their calling. Fact not fiction

  • Some great advice to his child. Show up! Network! The world is definitely changing. It’s time for dads to step up the the challenge!

  • The talk of a lifetime?! Seriously?. The profound life insight that he feels is imperative his daughter know is how to get a job?!! What a waste of time. ��‍♂️

  • Today I had to sign into something because I was late, I told my dad he tried ONE TIME and he said “Give up, you’re not doing it!”

  • my dad is the most handsome boy in my life… I LOVE HIM So much!
    i dont care if were poor or rich were a simple family I Hope ill be brave like dad when i grow upp My dad is simple brave generouse Handsome And ready to help others…… sorry for being sometime spoiled but remember
    | ♥️ YOU DAD So muchh

  • After eating corn on the cob, clearly he just grabbed a disk from work and clicked through his powerpoint slides on stage while he rambled on about what he’s educated on: Economics.

  • ROFL, they worked in movies? NOPE they were never at home and a stranger they hired, raised their kids. Guess you know nothing about actors. I have friends out here in Cali that are actors. THEY SUCK AS PARENTS. They have to worry about auditions, which take hours. They take more classes than any doctor will ever take. If they get lucky and get a part? Those kids see their parents a few minutes a day if that.

  • What a waste of a fathers chance in a lifetime to give advice to his daughter. After 7 mins of his 14 min talk, during which he produces unemployment numbers and talks about workplace issues, I have yet to hear anything that relates to a father and a daughter. He squandered his opportunity and filled his time with crap.

  • I do have a close relationship with my dad and i been separated from my mom for 3 years almost 4 but i have my sisters and brother

  • Limiting a daughter by giving them a doll?.. Did i detect a subliminal “her body…her choice…” message there as well?.. respect the view if thats the case, but i would strongly disagree…

    I could be mistaken…

  • I’m a newly single mom to three kids, my daughter is 19,then my son’s who are 13 & 12, we just lost our heart June 9 2020. He was an amazing father and boyfriend, been together for 20 years before he passed away

  • As a single father that has 100% custody I love this video!!! I’m going to show it to my son when I get home. I wish we had this sort of support group here in Canada. As there is no help for men! Perhaps I should be the one to start it.

  • Oh geez. Now the single Dad, like it’s totally normal to be part of a broken family. I feel for those children. Statistics are in. These kids have problems no matter how you cut it. Its sad.

  • My father woke up with us every single morning when my brother and I were little. He would teach us a small lesson about electrical current and help us get ready for school.

    He was very busy during the week and he still managed to be the best dad. He even came to my class and taught my class about electrical current and would choose a different kid once a week to help demonstrate 6he lesson.

    Being a parent does not come with a manual and it’s easy for people without children to judge. Then 6 pounds and 8 ounces of screaming turns your life upside down.

    2am feedings, colic, diapers, sickness, doctors and yet they still managed somehow.

    It is easy to judge, but if you havent been solely responsible for keeping another human alive that literally is incapable of doing it themselves, keep your opinions to yourself.

    Thank you to all the moms and dads who did the best they could.

  • It is really cute. It is the story of a passionate father. It represents the immense love of a father. Parenthood ois neither restricted to moms or father. It is equally existing in both. It is an innate feeling. Thoroughly enjoyed the video.

  • I have a single mom I love to hell and back this makes me think of how hard she had it after my dad left us but she did her best to be a great mom and I love her for it!!

  • I love my Children so much than my Life. Even though I am single mother at age of 17, I will keep trying my best to Love and cheer up my Children����������

  • My parents split when I was two and my dad has raised me and my brother by himself. With no support. He never got good grades or went to college but he worked hard and sent us to a private school. And he still pays child care for my half sisters.

  • Best tip I can give you from being a father of two beautiful little girls. Just be there for them. Listen to whatever they have to say.. there is nothing that can compare then spending qauilty ” TIME ” with them! Then hopefully they will LOVE me till I’m old and grey

  • The best dad is a full manly man, it’s not a drag queen, stop corrupting human beings, the littles girls had to know real man attributes so they can recognize one when they grow up.

  • This makes me want to be a single father, just to have all these phenomenal memories with my kids. Although, to do this I’d have to be male, and be a young adult/adult..

  • My dad is single my mom lives in a different state and me and my sisters live with my dad we live in a apartment I was really little when I started living with my dad and I love my dad I have been with my dad my whole entire life so far I’m right now 10in a half

  • The social construct is men cannot be good single fathers.Because of Toxic Masculinity. I know plenty of men who do a bang up job as single fathers and married fathers.

  • Expecting a daughter soon. Glad this is still true 5 years later. Just because you obtain a piece of paper saying you did something, doesn’t mean you are exceptional or cooperative. That is the difference.

  • 3:55 is me, my sis and my dad (I’m blonde hair lol)
    3:26 I was todally not the one spinning in the background…

    4:35 OMG Me!!!!! AHAHA

  • Prince Charles. Single dad? Puhlease. This would be much more interesting if you didn’t show clips that have nothing to do with the people you’re talking about. It’s ridiculous.

  • Surrogacy is really doing its job. It’s helping people. It has helped me too once. I wish everyone good luck. I hope they all have success with it. Take care and lots of love and support.

  • So… he has the world we live in pegged, and shared some good things, but certainly not great lifetime advice for your daughter, well… at least it wouldn’t be the advice I’d give my daughter.

  • he is insecure, its not about who you know @ 11:23 its about who you are as a human, developing character which comes with practicing, discipline (developing skills) and self motivation. I have a 14 year old daughter, I’ve learned a lot from her life. its not about money its about love spending time, living a loving and disciplined life your kids can follow, its not easy when you have to correct with punishments, it breaks my heart but, it is necessary and curtail in a Childs life, the west has it all wrong, correct with fear of the future for your children, not anger, correct firmly at times. Sing, dance, COOK, movies, have a great time too, life is not only about jobs and money, learn to have fun through the most diffucult times, you’ll be successful in your own eyes… My advice to all fathers is just this, you are far from perfect, be loving and patient assholes (This includes me as well) ��❤ @ 1:17 I feel sorry for her, she has a lot of tension left side of her face, I hope she gets the emotional support she needs.

  • My dad is like this sometimes, except that he runs a company and hardly gets to spend time with me. But when he gets home, he’s like one of these dads.

  • She is beautiful and you arent babysitting. You are being a father and doing what you should. She loves you and keeps reaching for you to show you she loves you. So adorable. I love her giggles. I dont see a spoiled baby but a precious baby girl that adores her daddy.

  • lol babygirl looked at the camera at 2:00 like “You hear this”?��������‍♀️omg mannnnnn babies/kids have more sense than adults I swear.

  • I thought you was a real single father but I’m glad your still with your partner obviously. But your title is not correct also babysitting is when you look after someone else’s child.

  • She should have never left, two people that would feel good about stealing over 30k from 14 old girls, deserve to be together. #Soulcriminals

  • It’s a privilege to raise a child man!…

    I remember doing that to two of mine twins nightly for 2 years solid before my ex broke me stole my money ruined my life & destroyed their future I’m aiming to secure still! They mean the world to me man!…

  • Haha �� you think she will: grow out off it….. �� wait until she becomes a teenager ������������������ I know you will still love her ❤️❤️❤️