Dating contract daughter
I am generally considered intelligent, fun and friendly. But though I accept this, I am still their father and protector. If you do not have the guts to do so, it makes me question how trustworthy you are.
When teens start dating it can be an uncertain time for parents.
I had commented that their friends would become quiet when I approached. I am not your buddy, and adults like me deserve to be treated with honor and respect simply on the basis of our age and experience. Say “good morning, sir” and other appropriate greetings.
I wondered why, because I get along well with people of all ages. I allow them more freedom to learn to make choices. When you leave my presence, “I’ll go ahead, sir” is passable. Respecting me shows me that you can respect my daughter.
Perhaps my face changes expression when boys are around my girls in their co-ed schools. The hair on the back of my neck stands as my muscles tense and a fight response sets in. Herewith are 10 commandments for dating my teenage daughter: Thou shalt…
I behave differently—especially when it comes to boys who want to date my daughters. A very protective, almost primal attitude sets in, and I shift into warrior mode. I feel my lips wanting to curl back exposing my teeth as I set out to rip flesh off bones.