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Tips for a single father raising a daughter?

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July 18, 2019 / By Catherine
Question: im a 19 year old single dad i have a 2 month old daughter and i need some tips on how to raise a daughter. what are the things that a father can expect raising a girl later on in life the reason im a single dad is because her mother didn't want anything to do with her she was going to have an abortion, but i told her that i wanted to keep her so she went ahead and had her and she signed over her parental rights to me she didn't even want to see her when she was born. so i need some advice on how to raise a daughter me being a man i really don't know what to expect if she would of been a boy than i would have been just fine, but i do have family support my mom, my aunt, my grandma i know they will help me with her, but i just want some tips
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Annalee Annalee | 9 days ago
Until you get to the puberty years there really aren't any big differences between having a girl and having a boy. Yeah, they play with different toys a lot of the time, and boys are a little more destructive, but overall it's pretty much just keep nasty stuff out of their mouths, teach them not to talk to strangers, and don't let them play in the street. There are a few things you should make yourself familiar with that you probably haven't thought much about before. 1. Yeast infections. Even little bitty girls can get them, so familiarize yourself with the causes, what to watch for, and take her to her pediatrician at the first sign of one to get instructions for how to treat it. 2. Doing little girls hair. Unless you plan to keep her hair cut short, it will not be a case of brush and go. Get some practice with working out tangles, and bone up on how to do at least a ponytail. Keep in mind you'll have to be quick, and you'll be working on a moving target. 3. Matching. Girl clothes are a little more complex than guys. Don't try to mix and match patterns, well, you're probably best off just letting your mom or someone help you out with this one on a case by case basis. Down the road you're going to need to be familiar with what happens to a girls body as she goes through puberty, and I'm sure you're going to have to buy more than a few feminine hygiene products. You'll find that as a general rule, daughters TALK more than sons. She will talk about her friends, her teachers, her likes, her dislikes, her feelings, boys, and everything under the sun. This is even after she stops telling you anything that you could even remotely use to figure out what she's up to in school, or with her friends, or with boys. Don't worry, you'll be fine. Every parent starts out not knowing what the heck they're doing. That's the reason kids can't remember anything before about age 4. We wouldn't want them to be able to hold all the boneheaded mistakes we made against us while we were still getting the hang of things.
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Annalee Originally Answered: Tips for a single father raising a daughter?
Until you get to the puberty years there really aren't any big differences between having a girl and having a boy. Yeah, they play with different toys a lot of the time, and boys are a little more destructive, but overall it's pretty much just keep nasty stuff out of their mouths, teach them not to talk to strangers, and don't let them play in the street. There are a few things you should make yourself familiar with that you probably haven't thought much about before. 1. Yeast infections. Even little bitty girls can get them, so familiarize yourself with the causes, what to watch for, and take her to her pediatrician at the first sign of one to get instructions for how to treat it. 2. Doing little girls hair. Unless you plan to keep her hair cut short, it will not be a case of brush and go. Get some practice with working out tangles, and bone up on how to do at least a ponytail. Keep in mind you'll have to be quick, and you'll be working on a moving target. 3. Matching. Girl clothes are a little more complex than guys. Don't try to mix and match patterns, well, you're probably best off just letting your mom or someone help you out with this one on a case by case basis. Down the road you're going to need to be familiar with what happens to a girls body as she goes through puberty, and I'm sure you're going to have to buy more than a few feminine hygiene products. You'll find that as a general rule, daughters TALK more than sons. She will talk about her friends, her teachers, her likes, her dislikes, her feelings, boys, and everything under the sun. This is even after she stops telling you anything that you could even remotely use to figure out what she's up to in school, or with her friends, or with boys. Don't worry, you'll be fine. Every parent starts out not knowing what the heck they're doing. That's the reason kids can't remember anything before about age 4. We wouldn't want them to be able to hold all the boneheaded mistakes we made against us while we were still getting the hang of things.

Wolf Wolf
Play barbies with her,it doesnt make you any less of a man I wanted my dad or brother to all the time because my mom was always busy and they both didnt wanna and I would get sad over that,just relax i'd be more nervous for when she turns 12 :s
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Shannen Shannen
As girl raised by a father I would say, be yourself. Let them help you with chores but do not overdo this, they aren't slaves and there is always some neighbours who will think that you're a pedophile and child beater anyway. Ask them advise once in a while, even if you don't need it, just so that you''re transparent to them. And donĀ“t beat up your children ever.Not even if they deserve it. It is good for nothing. They basically need to know about bra's at 12 and about periods at 10. Later on: Invest in your relation by making sure they trust you to tell difficult things. Do not joke about subjects like tampons just because you feel uneasy. They need to tell you things later on about e.g. the boys they hang out with, so that you can advise them to set healthy boundaries. If they do not dare to tell you about tampons they also won't tell that they have met with a fugitive convict who hits them all the time...
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Nicholas Nicholas
Look there isnt much difference at her age in how you respond to the child - boy or girl they are so precious and sweet at her age. And as she grows she will show you her interests, play actively with her and listen to your Mom she will give you good advice.
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Knox Knox
You have three people that are there and if yiou turned out as caring as you seem to be I think the wisdom of all of you will work. Lots of love safety and a warm caring home. Be careful not to put trust in outsiders.
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Ichabod Ichabod
You are such a nice person. Well, for me, I grown up without a dad. But I would love to to have a dad to spends time with me. A dad that understands me whatever my problems or concerns are. I dad that doesn't get mad so easily and ignores me, abandons me. Play lots with your daughter. Barbies, and spend time cooking with her. I know I would have loved baking some cookies or just a simple meal with my dad. I would love him take me to places I like. I would love him to show me places he works at. Introduce her to your parents too, they are family. When she gets older, protect her, but also let her have things her way. Don't spoil her, don't give her make up at 11. Don't ever abandon her.
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Estmond Estmond
Let her have baby early in life, so you'll enjoy being a young grand-daddy and may even see your great great grand kids too.
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