Rules for dating my daugher

How about trusting and raising them to become an independent adult in their own right?

Teaching them right from wrong and equipping them with a set of morals that will set them in good stead when you aren’t around.

If a young woman can’t even date your son without being threatened, what is life going to be like when she marries him? A while back, Aaron Gouveia made some observations on The Good Men Project about “The Rules” that every father supposedly follows when a boy is dating his daughter.

That’s the type of security I want around my daughter. Sure, but you have to dial the right numbers and that means following certain rules. If you want to date our daughter, we will try to figure out what kind of boy you are before you spend time with her.

Sure my daughter is fun, but she’s also a student, and in our house, school comes before fun.

That means she won’t be going with you to the mall, the movies or out to dinner on a school night.

Now I don’t know who ‘they’ are but if a daughters father doesn’t know how to treat others without resorting to threats and violence then it doesn’t bode well for their daughters choice of partners.

How about showing your daughter the respect to let them make these kind of choices instead of trying to rule their lives through fear and intimidation under the guise of love? What kind of a message are you giving your kids about sexism?

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