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When Daddy Dances Daughters Smile
When  Daddy Dances Daughters Smile

“Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the God and the weight of her world.” John Mayor

The importance of fathers can never be disputed nor downplayed in a child’s life. There are many committees,
organizations, groups, and clubs that support the growth and development of girls and young women locally and nationally.

My personal association with Girls Inc. is to participate
in the Daddy Daughter Dance. I was fortunate to accompany
two of my TEAMUP students to this great event. They had
never participated in this type of dance and I was
honored and humbled that their mother, a single parent
raising her two girls allowed me to take them. As you can
imagine they were excited beyond words.
As an educator in public education and working with
TEAMUP through The Bridge at my school enables me
to teach and encourage young girls and boys to be the best
they can be and to teach them to always strive for the stars
in academics, to guide social behaviors and motivate students
to learn. It amazes me that so many people criticize and put
down teachers, we do our collective and individual bests to
help students in and out of the classroom.
As a father and educator it is important to support all children
with an anointing of encouragement, wisdom to help them
overcome obstacles that they may face in life and model the
value of education. This is the responsibility of a father, to
be supportive, encouraging, wise of the dangers of the
world, use loving discipline and have high expectations to
guide their daughters to success and just as importantly sons also.

“Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.”  Bill Cosby

I encourage fathers, even divorced fathers to be positive and
involved in their daughters, stepdaughters, granddaughters,
and Goddaughters life. It does make a profound difference in
how daughters develop emotionally, mentally and even spiritually.
There are too many detrimental influences in society through
media outlets; radio, TV, social media and other avenues that
do not support positive and healthy lifestyles for girls and women.
Statistics do show the positive influences of fathers that are
involved, but it goes beyond statistics. It affects the very fiber of
societal influences and economic directions for girls as they
mature into women. Involvement by father’s means:
honest and open communication, sharing of behavioral expectations,
visiting schools and talking with teachers and administrators,
volunteering in schools, family outings, emotional support, follow
through on promises, keeping your word and owning up or
“Man Up” to mistakes.

“A dad is someone who is a daughter's first love
will be there for you no matter how bad of a mistake you've made
will stand up for you when you need him; will give you their hugs
and shoulders to cry on promises you that you will always be his
little girl loves you so much and will sacrifice whatever it is to
make you happy again
A father is supposed to be the one man who will never give
up on you .” Unknown

No father is perfect, the striving to be the best father/dad for your
children is more important than how much money is in your pockets
or trying to impress people.

“A dedicated father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet
where his money used to be.”
William Jackson, from personal experiences

Girls Inc.’s Daddy Daughter Dance provides daddies of all ages,
cultures, and races to come together in support of their children
and supporting the mission and vision of Girls Inc.
Stated on their web site; Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong,
smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences
that help girls navigate gender, economic, and potential social
These words have importance, when girls grow into strong, intelligent,
educated and empowered women she can accomplish great things in
the world and be a role model for girls and women all around her.
Fathers support your daughters; encourage their talents and abilities
to grow into productive and successful women. Continue to support
the efforts of Girls Inc. as they work to strengthen girls that need
their support.
Fathering / Parenting is not easy, in the grand scheme of life girls
need their fathers. You have to be involved (connected) to be a
positive and beneficial influence in your girl’s life.

My Daddy Daughter Pictures

For more information:
Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville
1627 Rogero Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Bus: (904) 731-9933
Fax: (904) 731-9934
Website: www.girlsincjax.org
William Jackson, M.Ed.
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