Help us change lives… starting with yours!
~ OUR MISSION: FOR FATHERS – Healthier happier daughters and families!
I believe most dads have no idea how much they affect their daughter’s self esteem, how she interacts with men throughout her life, and even her ability to find happiness and success. I hope to change all that while showing some of the powerful and magical things that happen to men who are fathers of daughters. (James I. Bond, founder, The Father-Daughter Project™)
OFFICIAL VIDEO TRAILER:
~ VIDEO #1: Official video trailer for the book, The Secret Life of Fathers:
DADS TELL WHAT IT’S LIKE…
~ FUNNY VIDEO: Dads tell about discomfort talking to their daughter about… SEX…
~ Dads tell how strange it is for a guy, having a daughter…
~ A Dad’s pain at having a Daughter with alcohol and drug problem – she’s finally clean for 7 years!
~ A Dad almost loses his premature Daughter…
FATHERHOOD / PARENTING VIDEO:
~ BOOK OVERVIEW – Secret Life of Fathers – a Great Book on Parenting for Dads:
FOR FATHERS with DAUGHTERS (of Any Age):
– How to Raise a Happy Healthy Daughter (and have a great time in the process)
You were the first man in your daughter’s life. And whether you realize it or not, her self-image and how she interacts with men throughout her life are subtly and not-so-subtly affected by her relationship with you.
But for a guy, raising a daughter can be more complicated than most people realize…
That’s why “The Secret Life of Fathers” was written. Unlike books filled with tips from supposed experts, here for the first time you get to eavesdrop on real dads chatting with other dads when no woman is in the room, about one of the most incredible and complicated relationships in a man’s life, between a father and his daughter.
Sometimes incredibly funny, sometimes profoundly sad, but always real, you get to learn about a subject rarely discussed–the private fears and feelings of fathers with daughters.
When behaviorist James I. Bond discovered his relationship with his middle daughter, Lauren, wasn’t as great as he thought, he got the crazy idea of interviewing other dads of daughters to try and figure out how to be a better dad.
What started as a simple idea turned into a marathon. 101 dads agreed to go through deeply personal and emotional recorded interviews, talking about the good, the bad and everything in between.
What these dads talked about was more profound than he expected, and led to the launch of The Father-Daughter Project™. Next came publication of the groundbreaking book, “The Secret Life of Fathers,” with actual excerpts from these conversations with dads. Considered by many to be one of the best training manuals ever for fathers of daughters, the stories and comments these men share will open your eyes and hearts to the unexpected and incredible ways a dad affects and is affected by his daughter.
Join us for a lively discussion, as we share the experiences from “The Secret Life of Fathers.”
~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
James I. Bond is founder of The Father-Daughter Project™ (www.TheFatherDaughterProject.com), which was established to strengthen the relationships between fathers and daughters. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Secret Life of Fathers” (From Intimate Interviews with 101 Fathers of Daughters).
James has been a behavioral management specialist for more than 20 years, having worked with many of America’s largest organizations. He has also been in regional leadership for The Mankind Project (MKP), a non-profit men’s training and personal development organization.
Most significantly, he’s the father of a son age 31 and three daughters age 21 through 28. As he explains it, “I’m a father-in-training. I haven’t quite gotten it right yet, but I’m trying.”
James and his wife Pam of 35 years reside in Thousand Oaks, California.
ABOUT THE FOUNDING OF THE FATHER-DAUGHTER PROJECT™:
For fourteen years, James I. Bond was president of a training and human development company, serving many of the world’s largest organizations. His firm was a pioneer in using behavior management to accelerate human development (getting people to change their lives by altering a few of their habit patterns).
He had also been involved with The Mankind Project (MKP), a non-profit men’s training and personal development organization, which helped him better understand many of the issues and blockages that prevent men (and dads) from having better relationships with women and daughters.
Eventually, James discovered his own relationship with Lauren, one of his three daughters, was not as close as he thought. The focus on his career combined with an indefinable barrier had somehow prevented him from being closer to her.
James wondered if other dads were as clueless as him about their relationships with their daughters. So, he set out to ask dads across the U.S. and Canada about their own experiences and discoveries of being father to a daughter. Through the wisdom and experience of other dads, he hoped it would help him better understand what was going on between his own daughter and himself.
Ultimately, 101 fathers of daughters agreed to be interviewed on recorded calls, covering about two-hours of highly personal questions.
What James discovered from these interviews was more profound than anything he could have imagined. The quotes and stories from these dads became the seed that launched The Father Daughter Project™ — as a means for dads and daughters to ask and answer these questions:
- How has my relationship with my dad or daughter “really” affected me?
- How do I strengthen my relationship with my own dad or daughter? and
- How can I help others do the same?
The quotes and stories from the interviews with these dads also became the basis for the book, “The Secret Life of Fathers” as a way to listen in as men chat with other men about a subject rarely discussed–the private fears and feelings of father of daughters.
THE MISSION OF THE FATHER-DAUGHTER PROJECT™:
We believe the world will become more caring and compassionate by improving the relationships between fathers and daughters of all ages. We also believe that when a father and a daughter better understand their impact on each other, this can lead to greater happiness, health and success in surprising and profound ways, for both dads and daughters.
Through our highly acclaimed book, “The Secret Life of Fathers” (from Intimate Interviews with 101 Fathers of Daughters), as well as the numerous activities and events highlighted throughout The Father-Daughter Project’s website and resources, positive relationships between dads and daughters can be strengthened, providing an unexpected means for greater happiness and success.
~ AUDIENCE: There are 3 specific audiences for the book, “The Secret Life of Fathers”:
+PARENTING – for FATHERS of Daughters – wanting a (more) positive relationship with their daughters and a much happier life as a result,
See the short Video (2 minutes) Book Trailer: http://thefatherdaughterproject.com/new-father-book-for-fathers-of-daughters/
+WOMEN wanting to improve their relationship with their dad or wanting a powerful and unexpected way to increase their happiness and success in life while improving how they relate to men. www.TheSecretLifeOfFathers.com
+MEN curious about the misunderstandings women have about what men are “really” like (what fathers of daughters show us about what men are really like). But also, men who are interested in understanding how deeply a woman’s father has affected her self-image and how she interacts with men… how understanding that could help a guy’s relationships with women.
~ OUR MISSION: FOR FATHERS – Healthier happier daughters!
I believe most dads have no idea how much they affect their daughter’s self esteem, how she interacts with men throughout her life, and even her ability to find happiness and success. I hope to change all that while showing some of the powerful and magical things that happen when a man is a father to a daughter.
~ OUR MISSION: FOR WOMEN and DAUGHTERS – Greater happiness and success in life!
I believe most women have no idea how much their self esteem and how they interact with men throughout their life is affected by their father. I hope to change all that while giving women awareness and tools to help improve their ability to find happiness and success in life, far beyond what many may have believed possible.
~ OUR MISSION: FOR MEN – Better relationships with women!
I believe most men don’t fully understand why women act the way they do… the subtle and not-so-subtle impact fathers have on a woman’s self-image and the way she interacts with men. I hope to change all that while giving guys an awareness of the most common misconceptions women have about what men are “really” like.
~ ABOUT THE BOOK, “THE SECRET LIFE OF FATHERS”: Here for the first time you get to eavesdrop on 101 real fathers of daughters as they talk about a subject rarely discussed–the private fears and feelings of fathers of daughters.
Sometimes incredibly funny, sometimes profoundly sad, but always real… this has been described as one of the best training manuals ever for fathers of daughters… because it’s from real fathers.
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/FatherDaughterProject
~ Website: http://thefatherdaughterproject.com/
SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
- So James…
Where did you get the idea for a book on fathers? (Answer Takes 90 Seconds)
- How are fathers different than other guys? (1 Minute)
- Did you interview any women? (30 Seconds)
- What’s something men don’t understand about women? (90 Seconds)
- For guys, how’s a daughter different than other females? (1 Minute)
- What was the toughest question for guys to answer? (1 Minute)
- What’s the biggest lesson from doing the interviews? (90 Seconds)
- What was the biggest surprise? (1 Minute)
- So, how does a woman improve the relationship with her father? (30 Seconds)
- Where can our audience go for more information? (30 Seconds)
James I. Bond
The Father-Daughter Project™
Thousand Oaks, California