Fathers and Daughters
In therapy, we often process the mother-daughter relationship but what about the relationship a woman has with her father? Many sessions are spent exploring this complex relationship.
The father-daughter relationship has a profound impact on the daughter’s developing sense of self and all of her future relationships. When we work in counselling around feeling stuck in negative patterns and experiencing a lack of value, purpose and meaning in life – it often relates back to the relationship with father and the way he relates to the masculine – it’s about the life force; our sense of will and agency.
There are few books on the father-daughter relationship so I was excited to see author Madonna King, talk about her new book, Fathers and Daughters. This will no doubt be a valuable resource for counsellors, adult daughters doing their inner child work and of course for all fathers of daughters!
You can read about Fathers and Daughters below via the publisher, Hachette Australia.
“ What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? The bestselling author of BEING 14 now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.
Award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King has interviewed over five-hundred girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know.
Exploring a father’s role in his daughter’s life from a daughter’s perspective as well as the father’s, Madonna examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments. This essential and insightful book reveals why daughters turn against their fathers, teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can/should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.
FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS will give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both.”