If the first rule of being a successful father of daughters is to choose carefully the mother of your children, the second rule is borrowed from business/time management guru Stephen Covey: Begin with the end in mind.While I want the same for my 2 girls, I think I have been focusing too much on what they will be like when they are teenagers and not what they will be like when they are 25 and 30. Luckily, since my daughters are 2.7 and .7, none of my parenting decisions thus far are affected.
The end goal, when raising daughters, is NOT to have a precious 2-year-old, or a precocious fifth-grader, or a model teenager. The end goal is to raise an independent, fully functioning, adult woman who loves Christ with all her heart, soul, and mind.
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