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Growing Home Together Podcast

with Rob & Joanna Teigen

Episode 12: How a Dad Can Connect with His Daughter with Dr. Michelle-Watson Canfield

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If most dads are honest, they carry a truckload of insecurity about parenting their daughters. They wonder, How do I know if I’m the dad she needs? Why won’t she open up and talk to me? How do I show I love her even when I don’t like her choices? What difference can I really make in her life, anyway? That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome today’s guest, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield.  Michelle has marked a path for any dad to follow that leads right to his daughter’s heart. She offers powerful, practical insight as she shares: How God led Michelle to her ministry as a “coach” for dads of daughters Creative, intentional ways to help your daughter open up and talk What holds men back from stepping up to lead their families How a dad can build a bridge to a daughter who’s distant or hard to understand The impact of a dad’s love on a girl’s emotional health, identity, and confidence How to make amends if you’ve wounded your daughter’s heart How a girl’s dad can introduce her to Father God   Dad, this is one episode you don’t want to miss!  Dr. Michelle Watson-Canfield is a licensed professional counselor, speaker, author, and radio host of “The Dad Whisperer.” She is the co-chair--with her husband, Ken--of the Dad-Daughter Division of the National Center for Fathering. Michelle is also the founder of the Abba Project, a group forum for dads with daughters. She is passionate to equip and inspire fathers to dial in to their daughters’ hearts.  Take hold of Dr. Michelle’s latest book, Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters, and her other powerful resources at  This podcast is produced and edited by Angie Elkins Media, Inc.     
December 01, 2020
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Rob and Joanna have celebrated over 30 years of marriage and are the parents of two sons and three daughters. They share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. They debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. Rob and Joanna are a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But they do agree that their vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful.

Over the years, the Teigens have lived in five states as they made their way to West Michigan. Serving as foster parents, marriage mentors, small-group leaders, and authors, they are passionate about helping couples and moms and dads experience the power of God in their families. They look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. They can’t wait to grow together with you.

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