Daddy’s Girls Are Less Likely To Be Lonely As They Grow Up

Your relationship with your parents effects many facets of your personality, and a new study revealed daughters who have a close relationship with their fathers are better able to cope with feelings of isolation when they reach primary-school age compared to little girls who don’t feel close to their fathers. Ohio State University researcher and study author Professor Xin Feng explains, “‘Daddy’s girls’ are thought to be less at risk for loneliness due to them looking to their fathers for help and protection during challenging times, such as starting school.” They also found girls who are close to their mothers are no more or less likely to experience loneliness. Feng adds that fathers should, “pay attention to their [daughter’s] feelings, especially when they are sad or unhappy, and help them cope. Our results suggest it can really help daughters feel less lonely over time.”