Parenting, What's On Our Mind

This father is teaching other dads a simple way to connect with their daughters

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
April 19th, 2016

There’s something about having a good hair day that gives you that extra bit of confidence and spring in your step for the day. I know this because it’s true for me, but I’ve also seen it to be true for my daughter. Doing her hair is an absolute nightmare because it’s so thin and slippery and she FREAKS OUT when there are bubbles in her ponytail. It’s time-consuming (and annoying) to get right, especially when we’re already running late, but I know it makes her feel good and that’s important to her, so it’s important to me.

When it comes to attention to detail, my husband kicks my arse a hundred times over. He can get all of those bubbles out perfectly and does a killer plait, unlike the ones that I do that end up with that weird bend in them 98% of the time. It’s not often he does her hair, but when he does, the sight of her sitting there, him brushing out her hair with so much patience, and that look on her face when he nails her requested ‘do makes my heart explode.

The truth is, getting those daddy-daughter moments in are so crucial and sometimes, it can be something as simple as doing her hair that helps with that connection.

Philippe Morgues is a dad who knows the importance of these moments. As a single dad to daughter Emma, his main priority is making sure that his little girl grows up confident and well-adjusted.  When it came to doing Emma’s hair, there was no one in Phillipe’s life who knew how to plait or braid it, so he took matters into his own hands and taught himself.  And now, he’s teaching other dads to do the same in his hair-braiding class, Daddy Daughter Hair Factory. 

Phillipe and Emma

Philippe and Emma

The bonding and connection between fathers and daughters is really what Philippe’s class is all about and it’s a really heart warming and touching look at the importance of one of the most special relationships in the world, that of a father and his daughter.

Take a peek inside Philippe’s classroom…

 How do you and your partner bond with your children?