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Portland, OR

I exist to help dads learn to communicate and engage with their young adult daughters.  I provide resources from my vast amounts of research and experience with dads and daughters, and this is the place where you'll find the tools you need to become the hero you've always wanted to be.

Be the First


Be the First

Michelle Watson

You were the first man to…

  • hold her hand and win her heart

  • give her a kiss and snuggle her close

  • read a bedtime story and tuck her in bed

  • wipe her tears and calm her fears

  • save the day and scare the boogey man away

  • teach her to ride a bike and throw a ball

  • lead by example, working hard to provide

  • treat her like a lady, giving respect

  • love her for being uniquely her

  • treasure her, the apple of your eye

All of these things are solid and good, necessary and wonderful, essential and positive.

But it can’t stop there---especially as she matures. Here are a few ways to grow right along with her:

Are you now the first man to…

  • say you’re sorry when you’ve hurt her heart

  • admit fault when you’ve been harsh

  • humble yourself, asking her to forgive you

  • soften your tone before she softens hers

  • listen to her when she’s had a hard day

  • have her back when she needs support

  • believe in her when her friends betray

  • embrace her after a guy breaks her heart

  • hug her and hold her and dry her tears

  • go the extra mile when she has a need

  • extend grace like has been done to you

  • pursue time with her and engage her heart

Dad, you were her first love and that will always be true. 

And now you have an opportunity to keep the first love theme going by being the first to model kindness, forgiveness, grace, and compassion. Let her know by word and deed that she can always run to you because you’ll always be there.

Why not choose one thing off this list of firsts so you can more proactively put your heart of love for your daughter into action today.

Why not be the first to initiate and lead while making that change to enhance your relationship with your daughter.

Better yet, why not be the first to write to tell me about it at I always love hearing from you.

Who’s going to be first?!