You start now by telling her she is special and beautiful in her own way. You teach her from the onset that what and who a person is on the inside is infinitely more important than how she looks or what she wears. These are things that cannot be repeated too often, and she needs to hear it from her daddy, too. Our daughter grew up knowing she was the apple of her daddy's eyes, and it made all the difference in the world when it came to her selection of clothes, friends, and ultimately the man who asked her to be his wife.
at 2:32 PM on Jun. 21, 2011