Father-Daughter Day – celebrated on October 8 this year – was created by Smokey Robinson to celebrate the special bond between a father and daughter. We were able to sit down with Smokey and hear why creating this day was so important to him. Here’s what he told us.
“As an honored father of six beautiful daughters, the father/daughter relationship is one I have cherished for decades. There are many different kinds of families today, and we know that all parental relationships are important to the healthy development of children, but the father/daughter bond is unique and one that is near to my heart.
A positive connection between a man and his daughter can have a tremendous impact on a young girl’s life and play a big role in her development into a strong, confident woman who knows her value. It also shapes a young woman’s perspective of men and what to expect from them. I believe that female empowerment begins in the home, and fathers must set a healthy example through their personal actions and interactions.
We honor mothers and fathers individually with special days, and we hear a lot about the importance of male role models in a boy’s life, but with this holiday, I would like us to celebrate and nurture the special bond that exists between fathers and their daughters.”
And be sure to check out Smokey Robinson’s new ecard celebrating Father-Daughter Day!