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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.

The Dad Whisperer Podcast

It’s my joy and honor to equip dads with practical tools to better dial into their daughters’ hearts.

With 20 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and over 35 years working directly with teens and young adult women; Dr. Michelle Watson brings practical wisdom to dads with daughters of all ages.

Ten Reasons I'm Thankful for Fathers

Michelle Watson

I want you as dads to know how important you are and how we as daughters thrive when you believe in us. With this being Thanksgiving Week I’m sharing “10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Fathers.” Join me today if you could use some encouragement!

Being the Father You Didn't Have

Michelle Watson

Before Tom Mueller and I sat down for our interview, I had planned on calling it, “Raising Four Little Warriors for God.” But the more I heard his heartbreaking (and redemptive) story, I decided to use a more fitting title: “Being the Father You Never Had.” And this weekend Tom’s fourth daughter, Louisa Estelle, came into the world (congrats Tom & Sarah!), which makes this dad’s story even more powerful!

Dads Are Thermostats Not Thermometers

Michelle Watson

You’re invited today to hear POWERFUL, PRACTICAL, and PROFOUND fathering insights from my friend, Major Jackson Drumgoole (Chief of Force Management at the Pentagon) who was awarded Father of the Year in 2013. Today he opens up about ways he leads and loves his three daughters while being mindful that as a dad he’s a THERMOSTAT, not a THERMOMETER!

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Understanding Your Mysterious Daughter

Michelle Watson

With this being Halloween Week, it seems fitting, Dads, to talk about how to better understand your MYSTERIOUS daughters. Join me today to learn FIVE ways to decode the mystery of your girls...truths that come directly from seeing how Jesus related to one particularly emotional woman in his life!

How to Help Your Daughter Find Her Voice

Michelle Watson

I’ve heard it said that a girl’s voice may be "the most valuable and most threatened resource she has.” (Thank you Joe Kelly). If you’re a dad who wants to help his daughter find and use her voice, listen today as I open up the conversation around this theme and give you a 7-day challenge to equip you to make it happen!

Learn to Read Her Eyes

Michelle Watson

Research has shown that men have twice as much trouble deciphering women's emotions from their eyes as compared with those of other men. Dads, if there was a way to learn to read your daughter’s eyes, would you to be open to learning and changing that trend? Listen today for some “tricks of the trade” where I teach you some inside secrets on this very topic!

How Honorary Dads Can Heal Honorary Daughter's Hurting Heart (an Interview with Felicia Snell)

Michelle Watson

Hi friends...I believe that Felicia's story will touch your heart in a profound way. The truth is that she wouldn't be where she is and who she is today had it not been for THREE HONORARY FATHERS who stepped in to fill the void she experienced from her own father. If you or someone who know has suffered abuse from her dad and needs to hear that there is HOPE for HEALING, tune in to hear Felicia's story today.

10 Things Dialed-in Dads of Daughters Don't Do

Michelle Watson

Dad, as a way to support your desire to connect with your daughter’s heart, I will highlight 10 “landmines” to avoid if you want to raise a healthy, vibrant, loving, and spirited daughter. Join me today on The Dad Whisperer to learn 10 things dialed-in dads don’t do!

Drop the Anger

Michelle Watson

Think back to when you were a child and your dad got angry with you. Depending on the intensity of his anger, you were either SHAMED or SHAPED. Today I'm shedding light on the importance of a dad dropping his anger--while providing practical ways to reach that goal--in order to touch the ♥️ of his daughter--and son. 

So What is a Spiritual Leader Anyway?

Michelle Watson

Dad: What do you immediately think of when hearing the words, "SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP"? If you're like most men, this is a challenging topic. Listen in today as I give PRACTICAL & ACHIEVABLE ways to lead your daughters spiritually--and much of this comes directly from daughters! 

I'm Wondering

Michelle Watson

Dad, do you ever wish you had an easier way to make a positive impact in the life of your kids? Today I'm giving you an easy, TWO-WORD TOOL for your fathering toolbox that will make a HUGE difference in how you communicate (and yes, this technique works for ALL your relationships, not just with your girls!). #thedadwhisperer #twowordtool 

How to Fight Well with Your Daughter and Succeed

Michelle Watson

If you're a dad with a teenage daughter and could use some pointers on how to navigate conflict when you push each other's buttons, you're going to LOVE hearing from 14-year-old Olivia Mills today on The Dad Whisperer. She opens up about how she and her dad fight well...and succeed in staying allied! 

The Sturdier the Foundation, the Stronger the House: Why Dads Matter

Michelle Watson

Dads, do you ever wonder if you are all that important in the lives of your kids, especially if mom is covering a lot of the parenting bases? Today I'm giving you 10 reasons that fathers really matter, with the title, “The Sturdier the Foundation, the Stronger the House.” I trust you’ll be challenged by hearing why your daughter and son desperately need YOU! #thedadwhisperer #dadsmatter

When God Becomes a Real Father

Michelle Watson

I invite you to listen in today as my dear friend, Paul Young, shares more of his story about how God as a Father brought healing and became close as his Papa. (You'll love hearing the backstory to how he landed on the name "Papa"). I hope you can join us live, online (at, or on iTunes!