Fathers indeed play a significant role in their daughter’s sense of self confidence, self-esteem & self-motivation all of which are important for her self empowerment both as a kid and when they grow up to become adults.
Perhaps one of the most important things here is the ability of the father to treat the women in his life (his own mother, his wife – the daughter’s Mother, sisters & women at work in all walks of life) with equality, respect, dignity & care. Also (and this is crucial) the ability of the father to teach the daughter to be “self-sufficient”, “self-reliant”, “self-disciplined”, “leading herself” without losing the ability to work with others / in a team or being led, will build her up to be a confident and truly empowered woman when she grows up.
Remember, kids (male/female) dont do things they’re told to do, they do that which they WATCH their fathers (& mothers) do. How they interact among themselves.
Hey, if he can teach her to lift / take her to the gym & influence her to work out—he could be giving her a head start to being Empowered.
So fathers..what in your view helps kids feel empowered?
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Author: Kamlesh ThakurMr. Kamlesh Thakur has worked in the software development & IT sector for over 17 years, traveled to a few countries, lived as an expat in a few of them. He has served multiple industry types as Projects, Program and Change Leader.
A few years ago he published his 1st book called “A Middle Class Dream” which was placed as an honorable mention in the Paris Book awards 2015. Then he released the 2nd book with the title “Run Your Day & Stop Having it Run You”. Based on this framework, he created his 1st online course program on productivity and purpose driven goal setting recently and the 2nd course on Fitness for career professionals with high stress jobs
Topics he speaks on mainly revolve around Leadership & Influence, Transformation (Leading Changes) that leads to Empowerment, Marketing, Leveraging Diversity & Importance of Fitness in the Corporate Culture.