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Fathers and Daughters

The greater the dad’s comfort in relating to his daughter both as a girl with a girl’s body as well as a whole person, the more comfortable he can be during the onset of her sexual development in adolescence. It is not just mom’s comfort with her own sense of herself as a woman that helps a girl develop comfort with her sense as a developing woman, but also dad's comfort. Read More

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Leon Hoffman, M.D. is the Co-director of the Pacella Parent Child Center, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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