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Every Daughter Wants And Needs A Perfect Dad Like This

Every Daughter Wants And Needs A Perfect Dad Like This

I’m happy to have a dad who’s been taking very good care of the family and who always loves his daughters. I want to dedicate this post to all the fathers and daughters. I think every daughter wants and needs a dad who does these 30 things.

  1. A dad who loves and respects his wife, and is not afraid to show affection for her in front of others. When his daughter grows up, she’ll love someone who’ll cherish her the way her father cherishes her mother.
  2. A dad who loves his parents and his wife’s parents. He takes good care of them and is a role model to his daughter.
  3. A dad who doesn’t say foul words or smoke in front of his daughter (or doesn’t do these at all). He doesn’t want his daughter to learn any of these bad habits.
  4. A dad who’s willing to spend time with the family. He does not just physically present, but mentally involves in every stage of his daughter’s life as she’s growing up.
  5. A dad who lets his daughter ride on his shoulders all the time when she’s still a little girl.
  6. A dad who always pat his daughter’s head gently to show his encouragement for her.
  7. A dad who holds her little daughter up, throws her to the air and catches her back. He knows his little girl is brave enough to enjoy the fun, and when she grows up she won’t be afraid of height.
  8. A dad who is like a superhero and saves his daughter’s day when she needs help the most. He’ll try everything he can to make sure his daughter doesn’t feel helpless.
  9. A dad who doesn’t easily throw temper in front of his daughter even though he has had a rough day at work or is very stressful.
  10. A dad who can wisely choose sides in fights between his wife and his daughter (and sometimes, even his mother or mother-in-law).
  11. A dad who knows when and how to punish his daughter so she doesn’t get spoiled and can learn her lessons.
  12. A dad who teaches his daughter how to do sports to stay healthy. He goes cycling, jogging and hiking with his daughter.
  13. A dad who praises his daughter every now and then, for her beauty and her wisdom, so she’ll always feel confident about herself.
  14. A dad who never misses his daughter’s birthday, and because of this, his daughter will never miss his either.
  15. A dad who knows how to deal with his teenage daughter’s sadness. Instead of annoying her, he knows how to cheer her up.
  16. A dad who does not spy on his daughter, rather, talks with her frankly to find out how she thinks and feels.
  17. A dad who treats his daughter’s friends friendly. He doesn’t have to be very good-looking but will make her friends want to have a father like him.
  18. A dad who talks with his daughter about relationships and the way men think. He knows his daughter has to learn the life lessons herself but he wants her to know how to protect and love herself.
  19. A dad who feels a little jealous when his daughter starts dating, but at the same time feels happy for her.
  20. A dad who gains respect from his daughter’s boyfriend. Her boyfriend will learn from him how to be a respectable man and how to love and treat her right.
  21. A dad who allows his daughter to hold the wheel when she has got the driver’s license.
  22. A dad who trusts his daughter and gives her more freedom as she grows up.
  23. A dad who texts his daughter at late night just to make sure that she’s safe if she’s not home yet.
  24. A dad who’s always backing up his daughter when it comes to difficult situations like failing in exams, feeling under pressure and going through painful breakups.
  25. A dad who gives his daughter the firmest hug, and may even be in tears when he sees her off to somewhere else.
  26. A dad who is not afraid to show how much he misses his daughter when she has to leave for a while. He will send her emails and call her just to make sure she’s doing fine.
  27. A dad who supports the things his daughter does and encourage her to practice more and do the best all the time.
  28. A dad who secretly wipes his tears when it comes to the day that his daughter has found “the one” to marry.
  29. A dad who feels happier than his daughter when she has a baby. He will hug and kiss the baby the way he used to do with his little daughter.
  30. A dad who is proud of his daughter for whatever she has achieved. To him, she is always perfect.

I know what you’re going to say, no one in this world is perfect, right? That’s true, but my father is perfect to me (and my younger sister at least)!

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Anna Chui

Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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