1. I will be your Number One Fan, I believe in my girl more than she does, and I will use the wisdom of my age and experience to see her not only for who she is but also for who she can become. I will be always is proud of her and praises her for not just for what she accomplishes, but for what she attempts, and for who she is. I accept her for who she is, flaws and all.

2. I want to know all of your flaws because I will also be your ultimate Confidant, allowing you to bare your soul to me beyond all others. You may have many different relationships and types of friends in her life. But Daddy will be your “umbrella confidant.” The one with whom you can talk about absolutely anything and trust that what you tell Daddy stays with Daddy. I am the one from whom you withhold nothing.

3. I will be the Protector of my girl against real or perceived threats, dangers, and bad people. Sometimes a little girl needs to curl up in Daddy’s arms and smile at some of his blusters, and sometimes the Daddy may have to act on his protective instincts. Pity the person who messes with a Daddy’s girl.

4. I will be your Teacher and mentor, showing you new things that come from a more extensive and possibly more extensive set of life experiences. Daddy likes to take his girl to places she has never been, feed her foods she has never eaten, and do activities she has never enjoyed before.

5. I will be your Guide and advisor. As my girl makes her way in the world, Daddy wants to be there to answer her questions, calm her fears, make her insecurities go away, and give her sound advice based on his years of experience.

6. Anchor. I will be an unyielding, unmovable anchor in the storm. No matter what happens in my girl’s life, she knows her Daddy will be right there where he has always been, and she can hold onto that even if her tears blinded her. Daddies know the storm will pass, and she will be safe, but she needs something to hold onto that will not move.

7. Disciplinarian. When my girl misbehaves, she should expect to be disciplined or punished for the infraction. I would love nothing more than to spoil my girl, but I know that is the path to ruin. To demonstrate it, I will sometimes be excessively strict and rigid, more so than normal. The act of disciplining my girl may be used as part of a sadomasochistic activity.