Instead of making a judgment based on appearances, learn about him before cementing your opinion, positive or negative.
Children learn their first lessons in romantic love from their parents, reminds the National Fatherhood Initiative.
You are also her protector, so if things are going wrong and she is feeling pressured or harassed by a guy, she will want to talk with you about it.
As she answers, again try some follow up questions like "Are you upset? " These clarifying questions can help you get a little deeper into the feelings and emotions that your daughter may be experiencing. After all, you are a guy and you have some insight into the male gender that she probably doesn't have.
So you’ve arranged to meet the guy, and you’re prepared to put him in his place.
But you don’t want to embarrass or offend your daughter by asking her boyfriend the wrong questions, either.
By posing some questions to this Casanova, you can develop a better sense of who he is and communicate that you are -- and will continue to be -- an involved parent.
It actually makes for a dangerous situation because God means for spiritual headship and leadership to be a more seamless handoff, not this disjointed affair that leaves the young woman spiritually and emotionally uncovered from age fifteen until her wedding day.
We’ve relegated dads to a last-minute interview before engagement when God meant for them to be active, available agents of wisdom and safekeeping. Foolish dads relish the gun-bearing, tough-guy role.
She just doesn't climb up in my lap anymore and I miss being close to her."My friend's experience with a changing father daughter relationship is pretty common among fathers and daughters. It is different than "how is it going" because it asks about feelings. They know, for example, that an education is important to their future life, but they may be under peer pressure to be more focused on friends or fashion or boys.
As a little girl, our daughters seem naturally drawn to being close to us, but as they get older and branch out more, our relationship can suffer. Talking about goals can help her think more clearly about what she wants and help her figure out where she is going and how to handle the pressure to either achieve or dismiss those goals in her life.5. " This is an important question, especially if you are picking up clues that she feels embarrassed and shies away from you when she is around her friends.