50 things only dads with daughters know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the top 50 things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed that knowing all the members of One Direction, how to paint nails and understanding the term ‘pirouette’ are also among the list, with knowing how to dance with her on their feet and knowing exactly how to alleviate a fight between mother and child without upsetting either party featuring too.

Wendy Hill, Brand Activation Director for Mattel, which conducted the study for Barbie, said: “By joining in with activities such as cartwheels and playtime, dancing and making fairy wings together, dads are showing their daughters just how much they matter – and that everything they do is important.”


  1. Who Barbie’s boyfriend is
  2. What a pirouette is
  3. Glitter gets everywhere
  4. How to give the perfect cuddle
  5. How to make her feel special
  6. How to clean showers full of hair
  7. How to shop
  8. How to make everything better
  9. Girls like getting dirty too
  10. When Strictly Come Dancing is on
  11. Who the members of One Direction are
  12. How to dance with her on your feet
  13. You understand it will take hours to get into the bathroom
  14. That girls want to play football as well
  15. They don’t always want pink and purple
  16. How to skip
  17. That chocolate or ice cream covers a multitude of sins
  18. How important it is to colour co-ordinate
  19. That girls also like to build dens and climb trees
  20. How to play with dolls
  21. How to stop a nightmare
  22. How to break up a fight between her and her mother
  23. How to paint nails
  24. How to show enthusiasm when watching a girlie movie or a musical show
  25. Who the winner of last year’s The X Factor was
  26. How to dance
  27. How to ice skate
  28. How to French plait
  29. How to face paint
  30. That you always need to have a hairband handy
  31. How to bake the perfect cake
  32. How to roller skate
  33. How to have a perfect tea party
  34. What Taylor Swift’s latest hit is
  35. That she needs to change her outfit five times a day
  36. How to say ‘no’ gently when she asks to marry you
  37. The names of all four members of Little Mix
  38. How to behave at a pop concert
  39. How to tie ballet shoes
  40. How to cartwheel
  41. How to get chewing gum out of long hair
  42. What objects in the house make a great popstar microphone
  43. The dance moves to the Macarena
  44. How to make a pair of fairy wings
  45. How to be a make-up model and wear eyeshadow and lipstick
  46. How to create the perfect bun
  47. All the words to Olly Murs ‘Troublemaker’
  48. The difference between fuchsia and pink
  49. What to do for a spa day at home
  50. The words to Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’

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