Michelle Watson Articles

Dads, This Simple Gesture Can Bring Powerful Healing for Your Kids

I read a story a couple of years ago in Father Wounds by Francis Anfuso that has stayed with me ever since. Some...
7 More Important Ways to Talk to Your Daughter About Suicide

7 More Important Ways to Talk to Your Daughter About Suicide

Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part article. For Part 1, click here.There's one more important aspect to this topic that merits addressing.If we read the accounts from friends and family after they've lost a loved one, rarely, if ever, did any of them know the...

3 Important Ways to Talk to Your Daughter About Suicide

3 Important Ways to Talk to Your Daughter About Suicide

Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part article. For Part 2, click here."How could she do this when she had everything going for her? It honestly makes no sense that she would end her life because she has a global empire and actually just launched her new clothing line...

5 Easy Steps to Relate to Your Mysterious Daughter

5 Easy Steps to Relate to Your Mysterious Daughter

I often hear fathers tell me that their daughters are complicated and complex, confusing and unpredictable. Believe it or not, I have discovered that we girls are not as hard to understand as we may seem! My decoding strategy for you is coming to you straight...

Dad, Stop Being a Thermometer in Your Family

Dad, Stop Being a Thermometer in Your Family

Jackson Drumgoole is a field grade Army officer and the senior force management adviser to the Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Today he shares two of his top goals as a father of three girls.As a dad with three...

The Dad Whisperer: Connecting With Your Child’s Heart

The Dad Whisperer: Connecting With Your Child’s Heart

It all started two years ago during an interview on a nationally syndicated radio program that heralds out of Chicago called "Chris Fabry Live." I had just written my book, Dad, Here's What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting With Your Daughter's...

8 Lessons Fathers Can Learn From Dr. Seuss

8 Lessons Fathers Can Learn From Dr. Seuss

As we all know, in just about any profession there are brilliant and skilled doctors who have expertise and know-how in very specific areas.Not unlike docs in the medical, dental or psychological professions who bring their best to their patients, there is another...

What Makes a Grown Man Cry?

What Makes a Grown Man Cry?

I wish you could sit where I sit and see what I see when I'm among a group of dads who have daughters. There is this kind of tender, fierce strength that I bear witness to time and again as I interact with fathers whose hearts are turned and activated.You see, when it...

What I’ve Learned About Fathering From HGTV’s Chip Gaines

What I’ve Learned About Fathering From HGTV’s Chip Gaines

I wish there were some kind of reward system in our country for fathers who step up to the plate and hit it out of the ballpark as a dad. In fact, I'm presently thinking about how to actually make that happen!In the meantime, I'll continue writing about admirable...

Daughters: Winning Their Hearts vs. Winning an Argument

Daughters: Winning Their Hearts vs. Winning an Argument

A couple of years ago my friend Steve said something that blew me away and has stayed with me ever since. In fact, it's so good that I asked if I could both quote him and interview him.Quick backstory: Two years ago, Steve's daughter Maddie was just heading into her...

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