10 rules about dating my daughter
Therefore, one-on-one casual dating before age 18 is pointless.Most likely early one-on-one dating will lead to heartache.Friendships with the opposite sex should first be cultivated Little girls’ first experience with a member of the opposite sex is her relationship with her father.If her father is loving and protective, and pays appropriate attention to her by cheering her on in her accomplishments, whether those accomplishments are in soccer or dance or something else…compliments her on her femininity, telling her she looks pretty in a dress when she does or that he notices and likes her new haircut, he is encouraging her to take care of herself and value herself.
But I’m not posting this to argue or try to prove that I am right and that there’s only one way to do this. If you don’t like these rules, or if you vehemently disagree with them, or if you think they are stupid, or if you would just choose something different so be it, that’s FINE!We see their vocation choices as uniquely theirs- and encourage them to explore all vocations- the married life, the single life and the consecrated religious life. They are by no means perfect because of course we as parents are not perfect. To the best of my knowledge, nobody feels deprived with this rule. I think the girls feel very happy where they are socially.No matter their ages, their father will always look over them with a protective eye. The purpose of dating is ultimately to find a spouse.These social situations are healthy and normal, and encourage girls to see young men as people and friends first, not just as romantic interests.Taking dating off the table until they are older frees up the girls to be themselves in these new situations, instead of worrying if he will ‘ask me out’ or want to ‘go steady’, or ‘go out’, or whatever the current exclusive terminology is.