A lot of dads struggle to connect with their daughter. Quite often, this can worsen as time progresses; it is often amplified if Mom is always in the picture. Encouraging daddy-daughter dates once every couple weeks or even once a month will allow them to make memories together. This also gives you the opportunity to soak in a hot tub in front of your bio ethanol fireplace. I got one like the ones you can find from stores like Ethanol Fireplace Pros and mounted it on the wall, so I can turn my bathroom into a spa when I need serenity. Below are a few date idea that will help them bond, and give you some alone time!
- Miniature Golf – You really can’t go wrong with a game of miniature golf. It is a slow-paced game, and it will give them plenty of time to chat. Many dads take their daughters to the movies all the time, which is great, but it doesn’t allow for any sharing time.
- Nature Hike – If dad isn’t really the park type, perhaps you can choose a park, pick out an easy trail, and provide clear instructions to that specific trailhead.
- Volunteer – Is she constantly begging for a puppy, but you are not ready to adopt one yet? Many rescues and shelters allow child volunteers with a guardian. They can go in and play with the dogs and cats together once a month.
- Arcade – If you have a Dave & Buster’s or some similar type of arcade near you, this is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. If you live anywhere near Vegas, send them to the Pinball Hall of Fame. There are over 250 machines to play that cost about a quarter per game.
- Children’s Museum – Some dads seem to think only boys love dinosaurs and other science things. This is definitely not true! Spending a day at a museum with interactive exhibits will be fun and educational.
- Skate Park – Before you panic and say there is no way you are letting your daughter go to a skate park, actually go and visit one first. A lot of people picture swarms of boys doing tricks on skateboards. You will likely find there are a ton of families and folks of all ages on roller skates and rollerblades.
- Yoga – If you call around to yoga studios in your area, there is a good chance you will find a weekend daddy-daughter yoga class. If they don’t offer one, recommend it. There is a good chance they will add it to the schedule, if there is enough interest.
A few other ideas include tobogganing, ice-skating, taking a class, flying a kite, and attending a sporting event. They don’t even have to leave the house. You can go to the yoga practice you have wanted to get to, and they can stay home and build a snowman, bake cookies, or have a craft day.