18 rules for dating my daughter
Then he paused, looked at me, and said “I bet you had that problem!” Without thinking, I instinctively responded, “Actually, I didn’t, because my parents didn’t raise a whore.” I was raised in a devoutly Christian home in which provocative clothing and behavior was forbidden, and dating wasn’t even a consideration.She might end up lonely at times, but at least she won't be a doormat. Teach your daughter that "fish lips" photos are never appropriate and never attractive. Teach your daughter to value herself enough to defend herself - physically and verbally. "Boys come and go, but girlfriends are forever." Still true. Teach your daughter that having her underwear and half her ass hanging out the back of her jeans is not attracting anyone substantial nor does it make her look smart - even in the library. Teach your daughter that smart girls get further in life than slutty girls. Teach your daughter to walk away from the teen magazines. Encourage her to get out and see the world, live on her own and figure out who she is and what she wants in a partner before she settles down. Teach your daughter that there's nothing wrong with staying home on a Friday night and reading a good book, but try to get her to read more than just Chick Lit. This book really empowers women to spot danger signals.Let your daughter watch "The Burning Bed." She'll never forget it and she'll always know she has "options" if she finds herself in an abusive relationship. Teach your daughter to go easy on the plastic surgery. Teach your daughter to never steal her best friend's boyfriend. There is so much pressure put on young girls these days to look pretty or hot it's nauseating. Unfortunately in the world we live in, this is an important gift to have. Teach your daughter to beat the boys at their own games. Teach your daughter to be able to laugh at herself and have a sense of humor.“Good” Mormons find a Mormon church even while on vacation and attend on Sunday. Accept and perform whatever church job (aka "calling") they give you. Every member is asked to visit other members and teach a lesson out of a manual once per month.Young Mormon couples are known to get married on a Saturday and attend church the very next morning. This is known as Home Teaching for the men, and Visiting Teaching for the women. Fast once per month [which to Mormons is no food or water for 24 hours.]18.There are so many women I meet that say they have a sense of humor, but they really don't. Teach your daughter that the "Queen Bees" and "Wanna Bees" and "mean girls" are a waste of time and she should just invest in one or two great friends. Don't allow her to pierce or tattoo her body until she's on her own. Teach your daughter that her choices in life are limitless.
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I realized when I wrote my sons' piece earlier this week I titled it Rules for Mothers of Sons. Make sure you tell her all the time and make sure she believes it. Teach your daughter to like and respect herself and demand respect from those around her.
Or if she doesn't want to talk, teach her to express her feelings through writing, art, music, sports, etc. Tall, short, fat, thin, your daughter is beautiful - inside and out.
My boss has been acting weird/standoffish towards me since I made this comment, and understandably so. This is problematic on multiple levels, including that you shouldn’t be calling teenage girls “whores” for expressing a perfectly age-appropriate, culture-appropriate interest in dating.
But he is also a devout Christian (we’ve discussed this many times), not to mention my boss. Actually, you shouldn’t be calling them “whores” even if it weren’t age-appropriate or culture-appropriate.
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From everything you’ve told me, she sounds like a wonderful girl.