The Best Advice From Fathers Who Raised Strong Women

That’s my father. He lived a hard life. Working hard every minute, at two jobs. A man of few words, he dolled out advice rarely but when he did it was profound and much of what I carried with me for the rest of my life. He is retired now but still stands by the values that make life worth living.

A content man, he is a friends’ friend, always there for people he cares for. A man of his word, he would never say anything that he didn’t mean. And if he said it, he would make it his mission to follow through. It is from whom, I get my sense of righteousness, spirituality and strive to make the world a better place with every action I choose to make.

During the Gulf war, his actions were the biggest inspiration to me to always stand for what’s right, no matter what the consequence. Rebuilding a life, from nothing with my mother by his side, both of them inspired me to never be fearful of what life might have in store for us. For we can always rebuild and grow stronger. Celebrate life in every form. Taking initiative to create memories that envelope the family in love they carry with them forever.

Aditi Wardhan Singh

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His legacy is what makes me feel stronger with every struggle I come across. His words and actions are such a big part of me, the foundation of every choice I act upon. The core of my work in trying to change the world.

Which brought me to ask other women from around the world striving to make the world a better place, what advice their father gave them that helps their lives be better every single day. 

Make sure to click on their names to see the incredible work each of these women is involved in. 

Mine is —

Every single person has something good within them. To sustain & nurture any relationship, you have to focus on that and accept the rest as their personality.

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If you aren’t 15 minutes early, you are late.

Jessi Joachimm
(Army Vet Father here in Ocala, Florida)

Always stand up for what you believe in, even if no one is watching.

Michele Tripple 
Dallas Texas

(a). When you choose a man for you, make sure he cares for you more than he adores your physical appearance. And the one who does that will be the perfect Man for you. (b). It’s okay if you don’t save today’s earning but make sure you spend it gor worthy things.

Supriya Gujar Mehta

It’s always important to treat everyone the same,whether it be a millionaire or a homeless man, no one is better or less than you.

Shoma Arora
Long Island, NY

Always take a packet of tissues with you. Sounds silly but the older I get the more I see how invaluable that advice was!

Kate Mai-Lyn

Never be afraid to be yourself – there are plenty of other people out there, but there’s only one you.

Jennifer Duncan

‘Stay in His grip’ he always signed every card with that. A man after God’s own heart.

Adrienne Marshall Burner
Birmingham, Alabama

Nobody is perfect. What matters most is what you do after realizing that you made a mistake.

Peejay Sun
Phoebe, New York

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

Connie Deal


The value of silence. My father was a man who showed his feelings and convictions with action.

Ali Gail Sutherland
Jessiville, AR

Only a fit body can house a fit mind. Make your health wealthier than your wealth healthier

Rashmi Agarwal

You are not responsible for other people’s happiness.

Bonnie Landau 

Honesty is the best policy, especially with yourself and the ones closest to you.

Anchal Narayal

Failing is good. When you’re learning to walk, you fall over and over and over again. You learn all the ways to fall before you learn how to walk. It’s by failing and learning that you grow.

Tiffany Elizabeth Barry
Atlanta, Georgia

Do mistakes as much as you can in early age so that your future has lot of stories to tell your kids.

Snehalata Jain
Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Don’t settle, always strive for the best and believe that you are as good as the most successful of people. (My Iranian father-his words to live by upon living in Canada as an immigrant and making it).

Fariba Dashtgard Soetan

My dad always taught us to try our best, no matter what the job was. Whether it was in school, or cleaning our toilets! I distinctly remember my brother saying he wanted to drive a garbage truck when he grew up so he could get cool things that people threw away :). And my dad said ‘then you have to try to be the best garbage truck driver there is!’

Becky Morales

When you fall from a horse, get right back on!

Olga Mecking

I’ll second about doing our best. And being honest in our dealings with people and with ourselves.

Varya Sanina-Garmroud
Zuhai, China

It’s impossible to please everyone.

Kay Tarapolsi
Seattle, WA

When two people quarrel, both are at fault .

Rita Rosenback
Derby, UK

My dad can be very to the point. Best advice he gives is smoky is simply ‘relax, if you are a decent human being, things tend to work out in the long run.’

Kat Cliff
Hudson Valley, New York

My dad encouraged me to learn languages. He said not to be scared how silly you sounded, you would always make friends that way. I remember him comparing the Scouse (Liverpudlian) slang word for wife with the Spanish word.

Lisa Sadleir

Let them love you, else it’s not worth it

Anjana Malakar
Bhopal, India

You can be happy doing anything as a career as long as it satisfies these two requirements: solve problems every day and work with good people.

Lisa Ferland 
Stockholm, Sweden

  Aditi Wardhan Singh, founder and chief editor of Raising World Children online magazine is a mom of two adorable kids, living it up in Richmond Virginia in USA. Raised in Kuwait, being Indian by birth she has often felt out of place which led her to specialize in writing about cultural sensitivity when parenting. She writes for a number of large publications, including Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Richmond Moms Blog, Richmond Family Magazine, Desh Videsh. She has also been featured as a parenting expert on NBC. A computer engineer by profession, she turned entrepreneur by founding Raising World Children online magazine. At RWC, she is bringing voices from around the world together to talk about the synergy of today’s cultures with world heritage. Impromptu dance parties with her little one are her ultimate picker upper. . She has also contributed to the best selling anthology “When You Are Done Expecting” and is coming out with her new book “Strong Roots Have No Fear. ”

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