Column: Give daddy’s little girl someone to look up to on Father’s Day



On Sunday, we celebrate the dads and father figures in our lives — men who provide for their families, patch skinned knees, coach our Little League teams, and stand as role models.

While father-son relationships are often emphasized and are incredibly important, we must always remember how much our daughters are watching us, too.

We don’t often realize how critical a role we play as fathers, uncles, and male mentors to girls. Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success, particularly around teen pregnancy, high school completion, body image and preventing violence. These issues belong not just to girls; they affect our families and communities, and where we as men can make a huge difference.

 

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