The purpose of the Distant Dad Project is to provide hope and inspiration to men that want a more connected relationship with their daughters.

Do Not Judge if What You Are Doing is Working by Her Actions

When it comes to fathers and daughters, YOU are the parent. It is really up to you to be the leader regardless of her actions or lack thereof.  Please do not judge if what you are doing is working or not by her actions.  Girls tend to “roller-coaster” emotionally, and sometimes they do not even know why.

The advice I'd like to offer: Make that phone call, even if she doesn't answer or says she is busy. ~ Send that text message every night saying goodnight and that you love her. ~ Send a card in the mail just because. ~ Leave a special little note on her car telling her she will always be your princess, maybe even leave a flower.

Dads, you can use Skype, Snapchat, email, text, Twitter, Facebook, etc. to keep in touch. Even when she doesn't respond, keep communicating because one day she will remember that you never stopped telling and showing her you loved her, and that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

In closing, spoil her with love and affection. Lavish her with compliments and tell her how proud you are of her.  You cannot tell her enough how beautiful she is inside and out.  Show her she is the most important person in your life and keep her your little princess on that pedestal.

Remember: What you do for her and how you treat her will often result in what she seeks in a man herself.  There is no replacement for her Daddy, so step-up and reap the benefits of this most special bond that only a father and daughter can share.

I sincerely hope this helps. ~ M.S. (Texas)

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