How Daughters can Enrich and Rebuild their Adult Relationship with their Fathers?
Robert Wiston discusses Dr Linda Neilsons work
Dr. Linda Neilsons website
While most American women obsess about the laments of frazzled mothers, a handful of their daughters at Wake Forest University are turning their attention to the study of that mysterious and often-demonized species – fathers. Yep, you read it right. Fathers. Dear ol’ Dad. Remember him? Each week, these young women (and one young man, who signed up because he hopes to be a good father someday) arrange their desks in a circle with Dr. Linda Nielsen, psychologist, professor and author, to learn about fathers and fatherhood in the only such college course in the country. The class is not a therapy session or support group, but a tough college course like any other, involving research, reading, field projects, papers, tests and grades. It’s just harder than most because it also involves introspection, self-analysis and the search for insight into one of life’s most important relationships.
by Kathleen Parker from Orlando Sentinel May 2, 2005