How To Be A Better Dad: Fixing Relationships

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How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting section on SingleDad. This month, learn how to fix your relationship with your daughter. Read more.

How To Be a Better Dad:
"Fixing Relationships"

How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting
section on SingleDad. This month, learn how to fix your relationship with your
daughter.

Dear Singledad,

Hello! My name is Craig. I am from San Francisco, CA. My youngest
daughter is leaving for college in a couple weeks and we don’t have the best
relationship at all. I wasn’t the best father to her when she was growing up. I’ve
hurt her emotionally in the past and I want to fix our relationship before she
leaves. I feel like if I don’t try to work on our relationship that we won’t
have one anymore. I was wondering how I should approach her without sounding
like a nagging dad. I come to you for advice on how do I approach the situation
in the proper way.

Signed,

Concerned Craig

Dear Concerned Craig,

This isn’t going to be easy! Your daughter might have a lot of
resentment towards you. Don’t let that affect you when you reach out to her.
Before you reach out to her you need to realize and understand your mistakes
you’ve made. Just remember no one is perfect. Below are the steps on how to fix
your relationship with your daughter.

  1. Understanding
    your mistakes
  2. Sit
    down and talk to her
  3. Make
    sure she knows you understand your mistakes.
  4. Build
    a relationship


Building a
relationship won’t be the easiest thing to do. Make sure your daughter knows
that you are trying. It depends on how bad your relationship is. Sometimes the
relationship can’t even be fixed.

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”