Dr. Kenneth Ryan, father of three girls, has written a book about what most fathers would like to tell their daughters – and should! As a relationship expert, Dr. Ryan seeks to help parents have normal, comfortable conversations about these important life topics. No one feels the pain of a bad boyfriend more than the dad so start talking before she has a boyfriend - before her mind turns to mush.
Dr. Ryan talks with Joyce about the most common mistakes parents make in broaching these topics, and how to actually get your daughter to listen – not by hammering our points home, but by enrolling our daughters in the conversation and helping them think it through in a different way.
Most fathers think that their daughters won’t listen to them. Unless your relationship has gone seriously toxic, most children really do care what their parents think. However, sometimes it takes them a while to process challenging ideas. We don't want our daughters to go out and make big mistakes because we didn't have the courage to tell them the hard truths. Your own mistakes in life do not disqualify you from sharing your wisdom and insight.
Come talk with Dr. Ryan about what holds you back, and learn some hints for having a good conversation with your daughter.