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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.

Video + TV Appearances


It was such an honor to join the forum of national parenting experts for the Parenting Relationships Summit in February 2019.

How Dads Can Connect with Their Daughters


I loved joining Helen Raptis on AMNW for the third time, bringing a Fathering Toolbox as a prop while sharing two effective fathering tools. 

amnw on katu


I've been able to sit down with AMNW not once, but TWICE! Listen to those interviews below:

Rockpoint Church Father-Daughter Ball


Michelle shares at a Father-Daughter Ball in Minnesota.


A two-word power tool for dads


Dads, here's a two-word tool for your toolbox that will change the way you talk to your daughter


How One Dry Erase Marker and a Mirror Can Change Your Daughter's Life forever


Dad, did you know that your daughter looks into the "mirror" of your face to get a reflection that forms her own identity? In other words, the way you see her is internalized over time as her own view and image of herself is being formed.


Toolbox Tool #1: I’m Wondering


A quick two-word fix to a common father-daughter communication hiccup.


Toolbox Tool #2: Questioning To Learn


Communication is hard work! This tool will break it down and make you an communication expert in no time.


TV Interview: The ABC's of Fathering Your Daughter


ABC News Channel 8 in Portland did a news story on Dr. Michelle Watson, Ph.D. and her ABBA Project.

Abba PRoject Overview, Taken at a Men's Conference in 2015


Here’s Michelle talking about The Abba Project in the lobby at a men’s conference. Listen as she gives an overview of her work with dads of daughters and why she’s passionate about it!

 messages on Mirrors


Michelle had the privilege of being the first woman to speak at the National Coalition of Ministries to Men Reload Conference in Golden, Colorado in November 2015. Here she is giving her "Messages on Mirrors" presentation, one that she hopes will inspire you to do battle as a warrior who is fighting for the hearts of your daughters.

A Dad of Two daughters shares how michelle's talk at a men's conference changed their relationship


Meet Tim Truesdale as he tells two other dads what he learned from Michelle at a men’s conference, after her Messages on Mirrors talk.

TV INTERVIEW: How to be a dialed-in dad 

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Tv interview with AM Northwest on "how dads can be there for their daughters" Click here

Get to know the real michelle!


book Endorsement

My book, Dad, Here's What I Really Need From You, is recommended by the Book Reporter for Father's Day, 2015.