The Daughter Hat: 50 Rules for Dads

50 rules for dads with daughters

If you can read this post and not shed a tear then you are one tough cookie. I read through the “rules” and immediately thought of my dad. He taught me how to look both ways before crossing a street, how to play softball, how to beat boys at their own game and how to navigate life through nearly any situation.

In the same instance, I read this post and thought of Ryan and what an amazing father and husband he is. He has been Kelsey’s #1 fan since the day she was born. He loves her more than life itself (and loves me just the same). He writes her notes, sings to her, teaches her how to get up on her own when she falls, tucks her into bed every night, plays guitar and piano with her. I am so blessed that Ryan has turned out to be the amazing father my dad is.

Check out this post by Michael Mitchell, you’ll be grateful you did (here are some of my favorites).


6. Buy her a glove and teach her to throw a baseball. Make her proud to throw like a girl… a girl with a wicked slider.



28. She will eagerly await your return home from work in the evenings. Don’t be late.


42. Let her know she can always come home. No matter what.


43. Remember, just like a butterfly, she too will spread her wings and fly some day. Enjoy her caterpillar years.


46. When in doubt, trust your heart. She already does.


47. When your teenage daughter is upset, learning when to engage and when to back off will add years to YOUR life. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

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