Dads who adore their daughters excite internet users everywhere. Michael Mitchell has a blog called Life to Her Years where he gathers other dads’ advice. Michael turned the ways of fatherhood into a life philosophy and he inspires a lot of people from all over the world.
We gathered the most interesting tips about raising kids by Michael Mitchell that can be put to use right now.
20. Let her ride on your shoulders. It’s true magic.
Its Labor Day. One of my favorite holidays as we celebrate the blue collar American worker and their contributions to our country thru labor and sweat. In the spirit of Labor Day, I had an amazing philosophical conversation w/ my baby girl about the value of hard work and how respect is given when it's earned. I told her, "Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe thru hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect". She responded by poo'ing on me in this moment as she plays her favorite game, "Drum time on daddy's big head". It was a good talk.💯 #HappyLaborDay #TheJohnsons #GoodTalksWithDaddy
Do it now because your back is strong and your daughter is still tiny.
19. Be her hero.
She needs your support all the time, all life long. She’ll grow up and start looking for a hero. And you’ll probably be her hero. You won’t even need to wear a red cloak.
18. Tell her how beautiful she is.
Say it over and over again. One day, popular magazines and Hollywood will try to convince her otherwise.
17. Enjoy each moment spent with her.
Today she wears diapers, tomorrow you give her your car keys, and before you notice, she’ll start conquering this world. One day, she’ll remember this moment. And that’s priceless.
16. Take her fishing with you.
She grabbed daddy's hand and started pulling me right down the middle of the Chattahoochee. Fearless lil' human. My heart's filled with gratitude for being able to spend this day with my family before I jump on a bird and head to Germany tonight for work. Boundless love and respect to the brave men and women who sacrificed it all for their country and family, so I can love and protect my own. Enjoy your Memorial Day. You guys have some fun and spread that positive energy, gratitude and love with your family and friends today. #grateful #respect 💪🏾🇺🇸
She’ll probably wriggle even more than a hooked worm. That’s OK.
15. Hug her.
There are not many things that can soothe a crying little girl better than her dad’s shoulder. Keep that in mind.
14. Always be with her.
You don’t need a strong reason to spend time with your daughter. Be interested in things that she cares about. It’s important for her to see that her dad takes part in each moment.
13. One day she’ll want to have a puppy.
Don’t think about it. Just say “yes” without even thinking at least once in your life.
12. She’s as talented as any boy.
Make sure she knows that and keep encouraging her.
11. Yes, you look silly when you play with her.
Todos los días son el día del padre sobre todo teniendo uno como nosotros, te queremos papa espero que todos los padres australianos hayan pasado un feliz día!/ everyday is father,s day, specially when we have a dad like ours!! hope all the Australian dads had a great day! Happy Father's Day/night! 😜👏👊 #papa #fathersday #funday #weloveyousomuch
But you still do it because she needs it.
10. When she learns how to kiss, she’ll start kissing all over your face.
9. She’ll always wait for you to come home.
Don’t be late.
8. Let her hold the wheel.
She’ll always remember that dad let her “steer.”
7. Never miss her birthdays.
10 years later, she won’t remember what you gave her. But she’ll always remember that you weren’t there.
6. Her intelligence will help her more than her beauty to accomplish things.
Make sure she knows that.
5. Trust her.
When she gets older, give her more freedom. She’ll exceed your expectations.
4. Remember that she’s a butterfly that will fly away one day.
Enjoy the years when she’s still a “caterpillar.”
3. Don’t worry about Christmas and birthday presents.
Give her moments that you both can share.
2. Take her camping.
Show her this giant world. Take a look at her eyes full of astonishment when she sees its beauty for the first time.
1. Fatherhood is your main duty.
Your favourite teams, career, TV, and hobbies won’t disappear. But your daughter will grow up and enter her own life. Keep your priorities in mind.
And here is Michael Mitchell and his adorable daughter.