Dating your daughter
” There’s always someone who answers “30,” and only half jokingly.But after that, the dads will be off to the races, arguing over what constitutes dating these days, with most insisting that for a boy, dating has only one purpose–sex.I once listened in on one of these conversations, which included a few exchanges on how to resist the temptation to hunt down the boy with a weapon (“Go bowling, and pretend each pin is him”).Then one father piped up with his story: My daughter began wanting to date a boy her age earlier this year (she was 14).And I believe that she got to know this boy without any sex clouding her vision, and that’s why she wasn’t heartbroken over the loss.
If you base your fathering on fear, chances are you’ll get defiance.So many girls are out there “servicing” their boyfriends with oral sex, and believing that it is somehow not really sex.Talking to my daughter, I realized that having a boyfriend was a status symbol for her–and that aspect was as important as experiencing the relationship. Ignore the Rolling Eyes and Talk to Her “The first thing mothers need to know is that they are a critical voice in their daughters’ sex education,” says Leslie Kantor, MPH, national director of education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This article offers tips on how moms can help their daughters when it comes to sex, peer pressure, and dating.