Dating my teenage daughter
Fathers may suspect it's not easy for their daughters to become women, but those same daughters have no idea how hard it is for fathers to stand by and watch. Bruce Cameron, "Having a child mutate into a teenager is a bit like being an airline passenger who must suddenly take over for a stricken pilot and land the plane.
And in this case, the passengers are all yelling, 'I hate you! ' and slamming the door to the cockpit." Cameron has two daughters, so he is doubly aware that raising teenage girls is well, impossible.
If you've had a baby, or are engaged in breeding, I will tell you what you have to look forward to.
If it's been about a dozen birthdays since you brought home that darling little bundle of girl baby, I am willing to explain the skills and tactics you will need to make it through the next eight years with a minimum of trauma.
If you are experiencing some of the above warning signs, do not panic.
Follow the advice contained in this book and remain focused on your goal, which is to get the teenagers moved out of the house before they breed and the whole cycle begins again.
I ask how his family is doing, and what they do for fun. I have no contempt for him, just because he’s seeing my daughter.
I even sent her a twenty dollar bill for her to take him out for a date.
), teen "logic" ("I asked if I could go out with Lindsey and you said no, so I went out with Courtney"), and, of course, dating, which leads to the 8 Simple Rules.Of course, this is standard among dad friends I have had. Sure, you want to protect your child, but you cannot shelter them. What if this guy could be the best thing she needs in her life right now and I drive him off?They say to keep the shotgun in plain view when your daughter brings home a date or be at the counter with a blood-splattered apron on while you’re cleaning a carcass. While I can be protective of my personal space and my loved ones, I’m not super quick to make a judgment call on someone I don’t even know, even to the point of subliminally threatening their lives. The more you put constraints on them, the more they will just resent you and want to break out of those restrictions. Worst yet, what if he sticks around, and I forever have this first impression?(Some sociologists decry the loss of the "generational home," where grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren all live under the same roof.I've never heard such nonsense in my life.)Remember, you can get through this.