Daughters and dating

When your daughter starts dating, encourage her to bring her boyfriend home for you to meet – maybe even invite him for a meal.

  • Take the time to get to know him
  • Don’t automatically dismiss any boyfriend as not good enough for your daughter
  • Don’t tease, argue with, or put down your daughter in front of him, even in jest
  • Make sure you are available when your daughter wants to talk about him

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Activities:

Find a way for your child to help out around the house

Children of any age can be given suitable chores to do around the house

Tips:

Runaway toy

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try this idea: pretend that one of your child’s toys “ran away” to spend time with dad.