Nielsen in the Media on Fathers & Daughters

The Atlantic

“Girls who grow up hungry for a better and deeper relationship with their fathers often try to satiate that hunger with the first guys that come along.”
The Atlantic, May 30, 2019. How successful are marriages of people with divorced parents?

The Washington Post

“These traditions have stuck around because most people still don’t treat the father-daughter relationship with the same seriousness as the mother-daughter relationship. Historically it’s been seen as “sweet” or “cute” when a dad spends time with his daughter. Participating in events like father-daughter dances can make the relationship seem somewhat superficial. The ritual suggests that dads need an excuse or an extra push to bond with their daughters.”
Washington Post, June 15, 2019. The glaring problem with father-daughter dances.

The Washington Post

“The daughter who has a fulfilling relationship with her father is usually more trusting, more secure and more satisfied in her romantic relationships than a daughter with a troubled or distant relationship with her dad, regardless of whether her parents are married or divorced.”
Washington Post, June 17, 2016. How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love.


“Be an equal opportunity daughter by treating your father the same way you treat your mother.”
CNN, June 18, 2015. The difficulty in telling dad “I love you”.

Woman's Day

“A girl has to be really comfortable expressing her anger and being assertive. If she can’t learn to do this with her dad, she won’t do it with a male boss or a boyfriend on down the line. Fathers also have to teach daughters how to become financially self-reliant. Stop acting like her ATM machine. You’re not helping her, you’re hurting her. And he should teach her not to change herself like a chameleon to suit the man she’s with—to just be herself.”
Woman’s Day, May 22, 2015. Eight lessons a father can teach his daughter

Chicago Tribune

“A mother can tell her daughter she is pretty, but it doesn’t carry the same weight as the same statement from her father. If she learns to feel lovable from her dad, she won’t take junk from other men. But if she doesn’t feel that from her father, she’ll always be looking for the support she didn’t get from her dad.”
Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2013. Father-daughter action plan

The Wall Street Journal

“Your father has as much empathy as your mother. But he has been trained not to focus as much on your feelings because he thinks that will only make you feel worse.”
Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2010. Finding dad’s softer side


“Many dads fail to realize just how valuable they are to their daughters’ self-worth. Yet research shows that strong father-daughter relationships raise women’s self-reliance and confidence, while guarding against eating disorders.”
National Eating Disorders Association. 2014. How fathers influence body image.

Christian Science Monitor

“Your daughter wants to have more intimate conversations with you. It’s just a matter of who’s going to go first and how are we going to get this conversation started. I recommend fathers get out their old high school yearbooks and talk about their early years one on one with the daughters to get the conversation going about dating.”
Christian Science Monitor, June 15, 2015. Under a father’s watchful eye.