Dads and Daughters Unite With Music
Every dad with daughters knows how difficult it can be to relate to them, especially once they’ve hit their teenage years. Music is the perfect conduit for a healthy relationship with your daughters. Whether your “little girls” are very young, or already in high school, they need to be able to relate to and communicate with their father. Life offers plenty of great bonding opportunities for parents and their kids. Music is one of the most universal and powerful experiences and communication tools you can use in your family.
A healthy relationship with you daughters is not the only thing a life filled with music can offer your precious angels. Music, in more ways than one, can help prepare your daughters for college. Learning a musical instrument, like the guitar, has been proven to improve memory absorption and retention. Additionally, finding a great local teacher and investing in guitar lessons could be great for their musical education.
Also, music helps with repetitive tasks. Doing a task over and over can be less of an annoyance and easier to complete with a little background music; however, most schools don’t allow music while in the classroom. I can’t tell you from personal experience, as I play four instruments, that it helped me “play music in my mind” during tests and such, which helped my tests scores.
To get through college, a person needs determination, a healthy sense of self-worth, and a healthy memory. All of these things can be promoted in the early stages of life by music.
Now, back to using music to form a better relationship with your daughters. Because music is so universally spoken and understood, it may be one of the easiest ways to express your emotions to your daughter, and vice versa. Learning each other’s interests in music and putting forth the effort to learning those songs may just form the strongest bond any father has ever had with their daughter. The implication that you and your daughter, or daughters, are willing to learn each other this way may just be the thing that glues you together for the rest of your lives.
Going through the painstaking task of learning the guitar, or any other instrument, with your kids would be a profound statement to them that you are willing to go the extra mile to know them. It will show them that you truly care about their emotional well-being, and show them that you are there for them.
Lastly, bring music into yours and your daughters’ relationship will bring tranquility to your household. Playing music has been tested and proven as a therapeutic exercise. Therefore, playing music will release the tensions of the day from you and your kids, and afford you the ability to communicate in other ways without stress.
Plus, music provokes the emotive nature of a person’s subconscious; thus, it will make you and your daughters more “in tune” with your emotional side; which, as any dad of daughters knows, is something that is extremely valuable to dads. As learning to play a musical instrument will promote the growth of personality, doing so with your daughters will afford you the opportunity to watch their personalities grow, mature, and blossom into the beautiful people they are sure to become.