Daughters Open Dads' Doors


| November / December 2005


Joe Kelly sees great hope for social change in the relationship between dads and their girls. Kelly is the co-founder of Dads and Daughters (DADs), a national nonprofit group that encourages fathers to actively and deeply engage in the lives of their daughters and galvanizes fathers and others to transform pervasive cultural messages that devalue girls and women. Kelly says he has seen men change as they get to know their daughters; more than wives, mothers, sisters, or any other woman, daughters show a man how to develop his feminine side. A good father can learn compassion, tenderness, listening, and support from his girl and take those lessons into the rest of his life.

You can find DADs at www.dadsanddaughters.org.