Me: Father (56) of 4 with 2 daughters aged 24 and 22. Both are out of the house now. Both are recent college grads (May 2020) with OK jobs that “pay the bills” but are not their ultimate dream jobs. They were both excellent students. On a confidence scale of 1-10, I would rate the older daughter as a 6 and the younger as a 5. My older daughter is my stepdaughter, and her bio-dad is nearby but distant, if that makes sense. She is getting married soon to a guy we like, so that helps. She is more outgoing. My younger daughter is more career oriented, and is not in a relationship. She tends to be more reserved expressing herself. I love them both dearly.
I feel I’ve always been there for my daughters. Now that they’re on their own, what kind of things can I do to help influence them and let them know they are still important, still great, and that I’m interested in helping them grow into adulthood with supreme confidence? What has or has not worked for you?