I am turning the tables around a little in this post and calling out to all the Daddies. Here’s the 411 on dressing your little fashionista.
If you are like me and don’t have daughters of your own, these little cuties are the sweetest, prettiest, and the closest things to a little girl that we will get.
How blessed are we. Big thanks to the big folks that let us love them so much!
Hey Dads, congratulations!
Instead of pulling out the baseball gloves and soccer balls you are now trying to learn how to tie the biggest bow possible. All while picking out the perfect dress to go with that bow.
I get it, I know the feeling. I thought I would be braiding hair and tying the massive bows, but clearly that’s not what God had planned for me.
I am now watching imaginary sword fights…but wouldn’t change it for the world.
Some of you fellas might be lucky and have the best of both worlds, either way, you are totally going to get where I’m going with this.
Boy’s life styles tend to be much easier..right? Girls lifestyles tend to be a little more frilly…did I just say frilly? Don’t let that word scare you.
I’m here to give you some simple tips on how to love that little girl’s lifestyle, and a big bonus to all of this is…you can do this ALL on your own.
We know that style allows you to define who you are as a person and this is one thing we have complete control over in our lives. This goes for anyone, at anytime and at any age. So when it comes to understanding your little princess or inner diva this would be where I would start.
First – Compromise and Listen
Be patient and listen to her.
If you don’t agree with a particular style that she is interested in, then tell her that you will compromise on her wardrobe choices.
This doesn’t have to be done immediately, you can research around and then talk to her about your comparable choices.
Second – Set boundaries
Allow her to define her own style, but establish boundaries.
Third – Research
Research what she may like as far as her style.
Allow her to have control of searching out what she likes. Then go back to compromising.
Fourth – Making the Connection
If your child is old enough to shop on her own then take some time out of your day or week to take her shopping.
Make a connection by sitting down together and allowing her to pick out her favorite store to shop. Then maybe you both can find out what sales are going on (you know, I love a good sale!) when it comes to her store choices.
This is a fun project and it will allow your daughter to feel somewhat independent. She can buy more clothes, be creative with her style, and in the meantime you are able to save money and you can supervise. Win-win.
If she is not of age then ask your spouse or someone you can go to for the best advice in clothes or surprise her with something special.
Fifth – Seek out Help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
When it comes to clothes find a spouse, close female friend, aunt, etc. that you trust.
As we all know when we ask for help or guidance it can help us understand and grow through the situations we are dealt with a lot better.
Remember, it’s all a learning experience for you and your little girl.
Be patient and know that you are not the only daddy in the world that is struggling to get through these trying times. It’s so important to have a strong, well rounded father figure.
Braiding your little girls hair, learning how to tie bows or simply taking her on a shopping trip can allow you and your little lady to enjoy that softer side of daddy that we all need as women.
She will in return learn to appreciate and look for the right man that will come to love and respect her like her daddy does.
What a better example to set for any of your children, especially your little girl.
I think we turned out ok.