Home > Mom's Life > Family Relationships > Parent/Child Relationships > Michael Kieschnick, Founder of Dads and Daughters
|

Michael Kieschnick, Founder of Dads and Daughters

mkieschnick.jpgPhilanthropist and father Michael Kieschnick is very involved in the lives of his children. He and his wife make every effort to help their kids be true to themselves. Still, Michael could see how the media and our culture were beginning to affect his daughter in negative ways.

A powerful example was when his nine-year-old daughter asked him, "Daddy, do I look fat?" It was clear that parental involvement and a strong working mother role model could not completely protect a preadolescent from the insidious cultural messages which tell girls that how they look is more important than who they are.

Knowing how big an influence a father has on how a daughter views herself, Michael decided to act. He began working to create an organization for fathers and daughters, and Dads and Daughters was born in April, 1999. Michael is now chairman of DADs' board of directors.

Dads and Daughters is a national nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to helping fathers strengthen our relationships with our children. Dads gives the tools to transform the pervasive cultural messages that value our daughters' appearance over their abilities.

|


highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks