Dad dating daughter
I escaped it for 17 years of parenthood, but the odds were always stacked against me.I have two beautiful and intelligent daughters, and eventually a boy smart enough to see it was going to come calling. My daughter and her boyfriend spend almost every free moment they have in our house.He might be a well-adjusted young man full of the right things, but I was not at his age, and I know all the angles. Control the public displays of affection and in private too.I’m not proud of my years as a teenage boy, but as a parent I have a wealth of experience to draw upon. I know you’re going to kiss, but I sure don’t want to see it. Show my daughter the respect she deserves, and she’s been taught to treat you the same way. And no, you can’t go out of town together to see a concert. We spent all those years teaching and instilling values.We’ve raised them to seek their identity in the things that matter and not in the superficial, so they are somewhat intimidating to young men. But sooner or later a boy of equal substance was going to show up, and now he has. They both have busy schedules, but if they aren’t learning or working, they are in our home.They love to cook together in our kitchen and try out new recipes.
What should we expect from our teenagers when they start dating? When two people connect in such a way, it’s difficult to not get carried away with what’s going on. She’s naturally beautiful and reaches a stunning level when she wants to. She wants people to like the “weird” things about her. Accept each other as is, and in the process, you’ll learn good things from each other. When proper respect has been observed the entire time, that moment will be a lot easier and far less messy. Uncalled for intervention might result in exactly what you’re trying to prevent.
For teenagers, perspective isn’t the easy thing to begin with. This is a dangerous age where everything we do is put under a microscope.