She is finding the F chord quite difficult as your first finger has to be on two strings.
Not necessarily so but preferably your first finger is on two strings or better still, six strings - a bar chord.
Stupid question, but are there any alternatives to using the F chord that still sounds like F?
Yes - but they are just as difficult for a new beginner. As the diagram shows (top line - link below) you just press your first finger on the 6th string leaving the 1st and 2nd strings open. [The bar chord will now come about if you flatten your first finger on all 6 strings.]
http://www.4shared.com/file/92932785/ae ... hords.html
But seriously, the F chord is vitally important in guitar playing. This is the more difficult chord to learn for a new beginner but once this chord is mastered then various other chord sounds eg. A, C, D, E, [F] G can be reproduced by sliding the F-chord shape up and down the neck. Please encourage your DD to persevere and as each day passes, it WILL
I have PM you for an alternative 'Let It Be' avoiding much of the F chord.