Category Archives: Dad’s & Daughter’s

The Moral Dilemma of Christmas

Well it’s Christmas season again!! The one thing BoogieandMe love is Christmas!! Decorating the tree!! Our yearly trip to Manhattan to see “The Tree” at Rockefeller Center!! Making ornaments at the local pottery shop!! The creative genius involved in planning gifts because in the BoogieandMe household, we know that the best gift that you can give someone doesn’t cost money!! It cost your time!!

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My Daddy Says

The power of a Dad’s words to a daughter are an amazing thing. One of the roles of a Dad is to provide his daughter with an identity and high self-esteem. Fathers give their daughters value. He does this through his words and actions. When he’s at every game, practice, piano class, and girl scout troop meeting. When she sees him do months of

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A Negative multiplied by a Negative equals a Positive

I’ve been watching a series on the OWN network about Daddyless Daughter’s . The purpose of this series is to explain how women who grow up without fathers often struggle with feelings of low self-esteem and unworthiness. Iyanla Vanzant calls these women “daddyless daughters” and, in a special two-part show for “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” Iyanla helps examine what really happens when girls are raised without

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Trust & Friendship

Recently I attended a school field trip to the zoo with Boogie. During our lunchbreak we sat in some empty seats where some of Boogie’s classmates were sitting eating lunch. Upon sitting down, one of Boogie’s classmate’s, a little girl whom we will call “Jessica” said, “We didn’t say you can sit there!” in a jokingly manner. Before I could react Boogie immediately says,

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Daddy-Daughter Dating

I was speaking to a friend recently and we were discussing daddy-daughter dating. In our conversation I heard a definition of what Daddy-Daughter Dating was. In short, this is what she said: “Dad’s should set the bar very high and show her how a lady should be treated. With courtesy, gentleness, whimsy, and your undivided attention . Ie. opening doors, etc.” Although I agree

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The decline of fatherhood and the male identity crisis

This was an interesting article I found on PsychologyToday Published on June 19, 2011 by Ray Williams in Wired for Success America is rapidly becoming a fatherless society, or perhaps more accurately, an absentee father society. The importance and influence of fathers in families has been in significant decline since the Industrial Revolution and is now reaching critical proportions. As Alexander Mitscherlich argues in

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Father Daughter Duet : Jorge and Alexa Narvaez

Jorge and Alexa Narvaez must have melted every heart in the country last night, as the father/daughter duo performed on the season seven premiere of “America’s Got Talent,” Monday night. httpv://youtu.be/bFxcfGCEYSw Even new judge Howard Stern was taken aback with the talent and cuteness of the Narvaez’s rendition of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros‘ “Home.” “I believe music is very important in my

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50 Rules for Dads of Daughters by Michael Mitchell

1. Love her mom. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection. When she grows up, the odds are good she’ll fall in love with and marry someone who treats her much like you treated her mother. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is. I’d prefer good. 2. Always be there. Quality time doesn’t

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Dads: More than Walking Wallets

Many fathers feel that our primary responsibility is bringing home as much bacon as possible. However, this way of thinking requires a significant trade-off that we seldom squarely address. To meet the expectation that we be great providers, we usually spend more time, energy, and attention away from home (and our kids) than their mothers do. Our fatherly impact lies in life’s details. Think

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Listen, Listen & Listen Some More

Girls tend to be a riddle to fathers. Like any mystery, the relationship with our daughter can be frightening, exciting, entertaining, baffling, enlightening or leave us completely in the dark; sometimes all at once. If we want to unravel this mystery, we have to pay attention and listen, even in the most ordinary moments. Why? Because a girl’s voice may be the most valuable

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