@girldad_e Won’t be a King Triton ♀️ situation with her, she won’t lose her voice because I’ll always make sure she’s heard. Listen my guy, that’s love, or be ready to head it a lot louder. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan
Many parents dream of a more equal world for their kids. And to achieve that, they've been nurturing them with values that'll help them navigate relationships when they become adults. We've recently seen a mom teach her sons about sharing household responsibilities and developing emotional intelligence, which has made waves on TikTok. And now, a dad has given his own spin to this parenting approach. Rather than educating boys differently, Eric Taylor, a 34-year-old dad, is preparing his two girls to avoid dating men who offer the bare minimum once they grow up.
In Taylor's videos, he shares how he treats his daughters so they don't expect anything less than that. In one video, he explains that he allows his daughter to finish speaking so she doesn't normalize being interrupted by men later in life. In another clip, he says he addresses his daughter's emotions so they expect a better response than “calm down” when having an argument in the future. Respecting their position when they say “no” is also important.
For this dad, it's not all about what he can teach his daughters—he knows he has to work on himself to be a good “girl dad.” For example, he speaks of not taking offense when he is called out, taking responsibility for his own emotions instead of blaming someone else for his anger, and even addressing his own imposter syndrome, as Taylor has shared that he never met his dad, but that won't stop him from breaking the cycle and being the best dad he can be.
Of course, he has also found a sillier edge, sharing some funny takes in the process. He especially revels in showing how he spends time with his daughters, whether it is with a Disney breakfast, visiting a store to pick up Halloween decorations, or teaching them about their heritage at a festival.
When asked about the message behind his videos, Taylor explained how he hopes girls don't accept less than what they deserve. “I want them to know how to respect and know that they deserve respect,” he told BuzzFeed. “I want them to understand love so it doesn't get confused with anything else this world tries to fake it with. I want them to know they are powerful and brave, so they can make their own way in the world.”
Eric Taylor, a 34-year-old dad, shares how he is preparing his two girls for the future by teaching them to value themselves and avoid dating mediocre men.
@girldad_e Don’t ever tell her to calm down! First of all, it’s dismissing her feelings. Never do that, her emotions are valid and deserve to be voiced & heard. Second, it doesn’t work! Just gonna actually set her off, so take the time to understand her mind my guy. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan
In his videos, Taylor shares how he treats his daughters so they don't expect anything less than that.
@girldad_e The kitchen is for singing, dancing, cooking, and all around quality time. It’s for the whole family, not just the woman’s job to feed the family. Getchu a legit apron, I love my Hufflepuff but sometimes you gotta switch it up. Cook somethin serve somethin my guy. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan
For this dad, it's not all about what he can teach his daughters—he knows he has to work on himself to be a good “girl dad.”
@girldad_e Apologizing is not about saying sorry that someone feels a certain way, that’s putting it on them and not taking responsibility. Step up, own your actions, and give her the respect and honesty she deserves my guy. the fake apologies and be real. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad #daddy #parenting #fatherhood #love #relationshipgoals ♬ original sound – Bryan
Respecting their position when they say “no” is also important.
@girldad_e Now, I’m a father so this doesn’t apply every single time, but more often than not if there are things she doesn’t like or isn’t comfortable with (sitting on Santa’s lap for example) I respect that. She will expect respect as she deserves, so don’t bring no trash around her my guy, or you’ll get thrown out. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad #daddy #parenting #relationship #fatherhood #girls #respect ♬ original sound – Bryan
Of course, he has also found a sillier edge, sharing some funny takes in the process.
@girldad_e First of all, she’s allergic to dairy homie. Second, know her likes and dislikes, especially for treats. Want to make her day? Hit up @zipzbearlake for some Dole Whip. Follow for more undusting Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad #snacks #treats #dolewhip ♬ original sound – Bryan