Do you know how to help with anxiety in children? Michelle Watson-Canfield shares 3 ways a dad can calm anxiety in his kids.
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.
Do you feel confident you know what a daughter needs from her dad? Even though I’m not a researcher, I actually did some of my own data collection for my first book that I know you’ll love! Because I want you as dads to reap the benefits of hearing from girls and women who [...]
As you can imagine, when men hear that I specialize in the dad-daughter relationship, I often experience one of two things: 1) I’m asked challenging questions that come from deep places of confusion, hurt and/or frustration with his daughter…or…. 2) Proud fathers pull out their phones and show me heartwarming [...]
I’ve heard it said that communication is seven percent words, 38 percent tone of voice, and 55 percent body language. If you do the math, you’ll see that this means that 93 percent of communication is nonverbal. How’s that for significant?! This little statistic serves as a reminder that as [...]
One of the hardest things in life is facing death. Though it’s inevitable, death never seems right, does it? It never gets easier to handle the loss and it never seems like we’ve had enough time with the ones we love. Even more, the world doesn’t ever feel the same [...]
One of the things I’ve come to appreciate about men over the past twelve years of leading dads of daughters in The Abba Project and interacting with men at conferences is this: Ya’ll shoot straight and you want clear answers to your direct questions! Case in point. Here is an [...]
Dad… I’ve been writing blogs and books for you since 2014. I do this because I stand as an ally with you as a father to your daughter. Stated otherwise, I am invested in you! […]
10 worst things a girl dad can do As a girl dad, you know that staying the course with her through every phase of her development is easier said than done, right? And let’s be honest, when she was younger and used less words, she was a lot easier to track with. But then [...]
Dads and daughters: how a dad can be his daughter's hero. In this interview with Focus on the Family, we explore the depth of the father/daughter relationship, offering encouragement to dads and practical ways to connect with daughters. With stories from my ministry to dads as well as my own bond with my dad, [...]