Daddy's Can be a Little Girl's Role Model, Too

840 WordsJan 28, 20183 Pages
Almost every child has a role model, a person whose behavior in a particular role is imitated by others, in his or her life. Athletes, celebrities, social figures and entertainers all have the ability to be role models. However, my role model is my dad. Ever since I was a little girl, I have looked up to my father trying to aspire to be more alike him because he was, and still is, a positive role model in my life; He and I have a tight daddy daughter relationship that never developed between my mother and I. In 1997, only two years after I was born, my parents’ marriage was progressively moving downhill. They soon signed papers declaring their divorce. By court order, my mother was granted sole custody of me and gave legal visitation days to my father requiring him pay child support until I reached age eighteen. My daddy moved out of the house and found an apartment nearby so that he was still close to me and could be around if he needed too, but for the most part, I grew up without a strong male example in my life each and every day. The majority of individuals would believe that living with my mom would hurt my relationship with my dad, but it was the exact opposite. Naturally, my father is a genuinely maternal and caring parent, more so than my mother. He would do anything in his power to make any rough situation simple and painless for me. On the other hand, my mom would ignore my problems and tell me to get over whatever I was reacting towards. For example, on a

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