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

Tips:

Daughters and dating

Don’t automatically dismiss any boyfriend as not good enough for your daughter.

Activities:

Join or start a dads’ group at school or work

Dads’ groups are a great way for dads to get to know other dads, to organise and run group activities to have fun with their kids, and to share experiences and compare notes on being dads.