I love my friend Jean. I have no doubt you’d love her if you met her. She’s 98 years old and she’s my mom’s BFF. One thing I appreciate about Jean is that she’s a survivor. She’s lived through the Depression and World Wars, as well as the tragic death of a daughter and [...]
About Michelle Watson-CanfieldDr. Michelle Watson is a psychologist with a full-time clinical counseling practice in Portland, Ore. She is particularly passionate about counseling and mentoring teen girls and young women, which she has done for more than 35 years. Michelle is the author of the book Dad, Here’s What I Really Need From You, and a public speaker who addresses topics like body image, faith, healing, and relationships. She is the founder of The Abba Project, a ministry dedicated to strengthening father-daughter relationships. Learn more about Michelle by visiting her website, www.drmichellewatson.com.
You’ve no doubt had the moment, whether intentional or not, the words leave your mouth, and you wish you’d never said them. But you can’t take them back now. Yes, we’re all human and we speak or misspeak things we might later regret. And thankfully we can ask forgiveness and make amends. The two words [...]
It's not easy to talk about sex, but you need to be prepared. Here are 10 more do's and don'ts for talking to your child about sex.
Do you remember the nursery rhyme from when you were a kid about three blind mice? I haven’t actually thought about it in years or heard anyone cite it either. But as I’m looking at it today, I thought you might enjoy reminiscing with me: Three blind mice, three blind mice See how they [...]
It's not easy to talk about sex, but you need to be prepared. Here are 10 do's and don'ts for talking to your child about sex.
Dads often have a tough time connecting with their daughters. Dr. Watson-Canfield shares 3 secrets to remember for dads with daughters.
If you’re ready to begin taking responsibility for your anger without excusing or blaming your daughter or circumstances, here’s my five suggestions for proactive movement through the intensity of anger:
Whether you have daughters or sons, it's sometimes difficult to connect. Here are 5 ways to relate to your child when you're not sure what to do.
As dads, it can be difficult to always stay positive and encourage your kids. Dr. Watson-Canfield shares a few positive parenting tips
Do you feel disconnected from your child? Here are 3 Ways to Not Burn a Relational Bridge with Your Child