The relationship between a girl and her father is crucial and deserves to be treated as such. It is most often the first male-female relationship in a girl's life and can form the foundation for how your daughter approaches her future relationships with men. Many men feel awkward dealing with a growing daughter, but your interactions with her are pivotal in her life. From this relationship, your daughter develops a sense of acceptance of herself. Since a child tends to regard herself as others regard her, her father's view is very important. But the father-daughter bond has many more beneficial aspects. If it is strong and healthy, it sends your daughter into the world with clear and healthy expectations for men.