Parent (n.): An adult with an offspring, who dedicates an hour or more, every day, to that offspring.
It is a particular challenge for the father to remain close to growing daughters, especially from adolescence. However, there is a simple and reliable solution: an hour or more spent, every day, exchanging gossip and details of respective lives. Adolescent females rate their secrets very high, so they will need correspondingly valuable gossip in exchange. Google may come in handy here.