Dating my daughter
Daughters that grow up with fathers who disappointed them are more likely to interpret the intentions of other men as sexual when they grow up, new research suggests.
In a new study from a team of researchers who have previously studied how fathers influence their daughters’ odds of risky sexual behaviours and the particulars of so-called “daddy issues”.
Alright dads gather round, we need to talk about our precious daughters and those little boys who want to get their hands on them.
We know from experience because we were once that hormone crazed little teen just prowling for the chance to get to any base with a girl, right?
Studies have repeatedly linked absentee dads to poor relationship outcomes for daughters (something mothers need to consider if they choose not to foster and support a father’s relationship if separated), including high rates of unplanned pregnancy and divorce.
Educating Charlie about menstruation or discussing sexual behaviour as Charlie is getting ready for a date (hopefully) is all in my future, dodging, squirming, and wincing aren’t reactions that are going to help Charlie feel comfortable in her own skin or confident about who she is.Dads don’t wince over things they’re proud of or happy about in their kids and Charlie already understands this.When I’m proud of her and happy for her, I grin like an idiot.I want her to be adored, body and soul, by someone other than family someday.Yes, I absolutely want her to find a partner in life that sees her magic.