"This journal deepens the father/daughter bond while creating a keepsake for when conversation is no longer possible.
With journaling questions for Dad such as:
"What is a concert you'll never forget?"
"What should I look for in a relationship?"
"When you're gone, what is something you'll want me to remember you saying?"
These questions will transport you from the daily routine into a time when the ordinary has been rendered sacred.
Whether you're a parent looking to leave a legacy to your child, or a child recording memories of your parent, make time for the questions you'll later wish you asked: your future self will thank you.
Commonly asked questions:
Who is this journal for?
The journal provides over 100 questions for a father to answer for his daughter. It makes a perfect baby shower gift for a new father of a baby girl, keepsake gift for an aging father or daughter, and thoughtful present for fathers and daughters of all stages in between.
Some adult children sit with their parents and fill out the journal while asking the questions: this invites thoughtful conversations, generational connection, and intimacy. Others choose to purchase the journal for themselves, fill it out, and later present it as a gift to their children.
This journal can be an especially thoughtful gift for a father who has lost a parent; these fathers often deeply recognize the importance of recording thoughts and memories for their children. This journal is also a thoughtful gift for adult children whose parents may be struggling with early signs of memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's; asking these questions can jog a parent's memory, inspire thoughtful conversation, or simply provide a space to appreciate the parent who still remains.
What if I have multiple kids? Do I need multiple journals?
Most of the questions in this journal are about Dad himself, but there are also questions particular to each child. For this reason, most parents choose to have one journal for each child; this also eliminates the need to "choose" who eventually receives the journal. However, it's also possible to answer these particular questions separately for each child within one journal. (One could split an answer on the 6x9 journal page provided, and use the blank pages included at the end of the journal if more room is needed.) "