Dr. Michelle Watson Articles

Dad, Start 2019 Off Right With This Powerful Exercise

Back in my '20s I was radical about goal setting, so much so that twice a year, I would join my friend Lynn as we'd...
Dad, This Is How to Make Your Daughter Feel Like a Princess

Dad, This Is How to Make Your Daughter Feel Like a Princess

"I wish I could be a princess," my 9-year-old niece Amy said longingly as we walked out of the theater after seeing Princess Diaries starring Anne Hathaway back in 2001.I'll never forget the faraway look in Amy's eyes as she expressed her secret wish to be in the same...

Dad, Here’s What You Can Do About Sexual Abuse

Dad, Here’s What You Can Do About Sexual Abuse

I once heard it said that "movies suspend reality for a period of time and open up new possibilities."  This past week I watched something unfold on the small screen that wasn't exactly a made-for-tv movie; instead, it was a real-life drama. And it opened up...

What Your Daughter Desperately Wants to Tell You

What Your Daughter Desperately Wants to Tell You

I wish you could sit in my counseling office, even for part of a day, because you'd hear what I consistently hear from teenage girls and 20-something women.You'd hear how often they doubt themselves, how often they fear a future without a boyfriend...

Help Heal Your Daughter’s Heart With These 4 Practical Steps

Help Heal Your Daughter’s Heart With These 4 Practical Steps

A friend of mine recently told me something he believes to be true about most men. He said that rather than risk being viewed as incompetent, men tend to cover up their insecurities by acting like they know things...even when they don't.So that raises a couple of...

Practical Tips for Staying Your Teenage Daughter’s First Hero

Practical Tips for Staying Your Teenage Daughter’s First Hero

You were the first man to:hold her hand and win her heartgive her a kiss and snuggle her closeread a bedtime story and tuck her in bedwipe her tears and calm her fearssave the day and scare the boogey man awayteach her to ride a bike and throw a balllead by example,...

Why Every Dad Should Follow This Formula With His Daughter

Why Every Dad Should Follow This Formula With His Daughter

If I could give you a three-step quick-fix formula for being the best dad alive, would you want it? Of course you would! It's human nature to want the fastest, easiest and most efficient path possible to success.But when it comes to fathering, it doesn't quite work...

What Your Single Daughter Needs to Hear From You

What Your Single Daughter Needs to Hear From You

I don't know if it's something in the air lately or if it's just the typical awakening that happens after a long winter, but suffice it to say that I've had more talks recently with women about their singleness than I've had in the entire past year combined.Maybe it's...

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