7 rules dating my teenage daughter cast
She wanted me to keep it a secret from the rest of the family, but my ex-husband (her dad) found out via Facebook and says he told her he just wants her to be happy. He brought her up since she was three but moved hundreds of miles away about five years ago, so she sees him about once a month.
Should I just see how this all pans out and hope that the novelty wears off? This isn’t specifically about your child forming relationships at the age when it’s normal to do so, but about the parental fear that they will make the wrong choices and you won’t be able to do a darn thing about it.
The problem is that this girl has left school, lives on Jobseeker’s Allowance (although who knows how she is going to get a job looking the way she does — twice-pierced lip, tattooed neck, pierced and shaved eyebrow), comes from a home which seems rather free and easy in the approach to parenting — is, in fact, everything that we are not.
I am at a loss to understand why my daughter wants to be involved with someone like this. She goes wherever she wants (within reason), has any friend over whenever she wishes, is taxied (by me) everywhere.
There are those who, devastated by divorce, discover in time that they are happier in their freedom than they were within their marriage-prison.
We mustn’t assume that coupledom is the only fit state for human beings.
(The girl doesn’t work so can go to bed when she chooses.) My daughter ran up a £100 phone bill calling this girl on a mobile phone when I was at work etc.
Early this year, a woman I know very well told me (almost in tears) that her 20-something daughter was in love..a girl. But I just shrugged, pointing out that if they were happy...
” 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.
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.
She reluctantly informed me when I caught her out telling lies.
My problem isn’t that she wants to be with a girl, although admittedly I was shocked as my daughter has always been interested in boys (or so she says).