Many young women who come to the ranch relate better to animals than to people. The experience of taking care of a calf is a model of relationships. Therapists use this model to help young women understand human relationships.
Your daughter will also learn about hard work. Helping her calf survive and thrive daily helps to develop responsibility. Your daughter will learn about sacrifice and service. She will develop empathy. As she becomes more empathetic, selfish and self-centered habits and attitudes will decrease.
If her calf thrives, then your daughter will feel a sense of accomplishment. She will develop the ability to put someone else's needs before their own. Sometimes, even when given the best care, calves die. If your daughter's calf dies, then she will learn about loss. She will experience grief and loss in a structured and safe environment.