In "Girl Meets World," Cory wants Riley to make the world her own, but she still wants him to be there for her and he still wants to make sure everything will be okay.
In "Girl Meets Boy," Riley becomes extremely mad at her father for confiscating her phone, but when he assigns partners in his class for a project Cory is panicky because of his daughter wanting to be partners with Lucas. Cory is worried that Riley and Lucas will start having feelings for each other, so he recruits Maya to spy on them, giving Maya a cellphone and colored pencils to make sure his little girl is okay. In the end, however, Riley forgives him and doesn't even miss her phone.
In "Girl Meets Sneak Attack," Riley begins to feel jealous when Missy flirts with Lucas, so Riley gets excused by Cory. Meanwhile, when Cory gives Lucas and Missy detention, Riley wants to get detention too. When her father says no, Maya comes in and jumps on him, helping Riley get what she wants.
In "Girl Meets Father," Cory is upset when Riley tells him she would rather go to the school dance than do their father-daughter tradition of going to ride the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, and that she doesn't have anything else she needs to learn from him. In the long run, Riley tells Cory that she and Maya, who he considers a second daughter, still have things to learn from him. Cory allows Riley to go to the dance and even chaperons. At the end of the episode, he shares a sweet father-daughter dance with Riley and Maya.
In Girl Meets Popular, Riley is similarly invited to a 7th grade party without her best friend like Cory, and finds out it is full of unpopular students. When she tries to change herself to become popular, Cory along with Maya, convince her not to.