Kathie Lee & Hoda: Strong Fathers 30 Day Challenge
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb welcome Dr. Meg Meeker to the studio. Dr. Meeker is the author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: The 30-Day Challenge, which is a practical plan for becoming the best dad ever.
Strong Fathers: First Exposure To Male Love
Dr. Meg Meeker the main reason for a father to be a strong father is because he is the first exposure to male love his daughter will have. When Dad holds his daughter, he feels different when holding her, smells different, different sense of security. His daughter will sense this difference, even as a child.
Strong Fathers: Be The Guy You Want Your Daughter To Marry
Dr. Meg Meeker says that fathers should be the guy that he wants his daughter to marry. Dr. Meeker says that the daughter not only looks at how the father treats them, but how he treats the mother and the people around them.A study shows girls tend to gravitate to what they know later in life, not what they want. Dr. Meeker says if they grew up with a father that is so critical and is abusive, that is the type of guy she will marry because that is the familiar to her. The same is true is her father that is kind, patient, caring…that is the kind of guy she will marry.
Strong Fathers: Too Busy With Work
Dr. Meg Meeker says for Dads that are too busy, you need to get the big stuff right. Dr. Meeker says that daughters carry their fathers around with them, even when he is not around. Even if Dad is at work, the daughter is still thinking about her father. Dr. Meeker says to make the time you have with your daughter precious…take her shopping, take her to a mall…enter her world. Fathers need to let her know you want her company…you want to be with her.
Strong Fathers: Be Intentional
Dr. Meg Meeker says the first thing fathers need to do is to decide to be intentional with their daughter. They need to disconnect the daughter from all the electronics and take her out of that world. The father can take her dancing, take her out to dinner, rock climbing. Be intentional with it…put it on your calendar. Dr. Meeker says if it can be a one-on-one with the daughter, that is best, but it isn’t bad doing it with two or more daughters at one time. Dr. Meeker also says if the father starts out when they are younger, it is easier later on.