Daddies hold sway over their little girls

Research has shown that daughters with solid relationships with their fathers develop well emotionally, possessing positive self-image and confidence

My father was never much of an advice giver except when it really mattered.

When I first started dating Jim (now my husband), I was 26. We were about to take off for a short trip to England, when my father offered: "Come home at any time if you think it's wise."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 09, 2019, with the headline 'Daddies hold sway over their little girls'. Print Edition | Subscribe