NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY | JULY 7
National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is observed annually on July 7th. This day promotes the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity.
The memories made during your time together will stay with you forever. During the summer season, there are many incredible places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing, and bonding. While taking a stroll, cherish the time spent together. Your child will value the gift of the time you give no matter how old they are.
As you’re walking, you will also be setting an excellent example of a healthy lifestyle – another valuable gift. Walking is one of the best exercises and the easiest to incorporate into a child’s life at a young age. Set a pace that’s comfortable for both of you. And remember, walking is something the whole family can do together, so don’t be surprised when the rest of the family asks to go for walks, too.
Father-daughter walks can be as long or short as you like. Walks around your neighborhood help increase interactions with neighbors. Another great place for walks is along local walking or hiking trails. These well-marked trails offer a little bit of nature while keeping from getting lost. During inclement weather, indoor walking tracks take the place of the sunshine and parks. However, if there’re no thunder or lightning, take an umbrella. While walking in the rain with your daughter, take in the cleaner air and splash in some puddles.
Besides walking, start a conversation with your daughter. Subjects vary depending upon your child’s age, of course. However, your child usually knows where to take the conversation. If you both are at a loss for words, visit www.verywellfamily.com for some conversation starters. These topics not only will help you get to know your daughter better, but they will help her get to know you, too. Your guidance and time help your daughter learn self-respect, determination, and perseverance. Fathers sometimes don’t realize how much a daughter looks up to them and cherishes their attention.
Celebrate the opportunities to stroll and converse with your daughter. Create a new routine and this same time next year, it will be the anniversary of your father-daughter walks!
HOW TO OBSERVE FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY
Fathers and daughters join each other for a walk. Make the most of the walks by asking questions and talking about out of the ordinary things. Daughters, contact your fathers and ask them to join you for a walk. This day is about making connections, too. Don’t hesitate to reconnect with your father if the opportunity is there.
If that is not possible, think of your father or daughter while you walk. Post on social media using #FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay.
NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY HISTORY
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