Even though you aren't the one who will be heading out on a date with your daughter's new boyfriend, it is worth your time to get to know him.
By posing some questions to this Casanova, you can develop a better sense of who he is and communicate that you are -- and will continue to be -- an involved parent.
But I had to at least take a glance at the 43 questions, right? The writer, not clear whether or not it's a male (let alone a father with daughters) breaks the 43 questions into five categories: Job and Education, Residence, Relationship with his Daughter, His Parents/Family and Other Interests. I'll save you the insanity of reading the whole list and I'll attempt to rationally cover a few of them here. She is the beacon of light in my otherwise miserable existence.' Or how about this prize? I think I shared with you in a previous post that my daughter told me her boyfriend was scared of me. Respect comes second, and should automatically follow the 'fear' part. Come on in, son, let me show you my semi-automatic gun collection 3.
She just doesn't climb up in my lap anymore and I miss being close to her."My friend's experience with a changing father daughter relationship is pretty common among fathers and daughters. It is different than "how is it going" because it asks about feelings. They know, for example, that an education is important to their future life, but they may be under peer pressure to be more focused on friends or fashion or boys.I'm not the perfect father, and I'm not a child psychologist. I'd like to think that I will consider opinions that don't necessarily jive with mine. If you're a blathering idiot, then all bets are off. Especially when it comes to my theory on my daughters and boyfriends. Any John Wayne western, any Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" show, the Godfather trilogy or Hoosiers.Consider this to be a spot where Dads with daughters can come to share advice, experiences, and humor about the relationships between us and our daughters. My Google alert popped up a blog article last night titled "43 Questions for Fathers to Ask Their Daughters Boyfriend." First of all, any Dad who thinks his daughter will permit him to interrogate her boyfriend for 43 questions worth, is completely detached from reality. If he's never heard of or watched any of those movies, he's most likely a sissy boy and we wouldn't want him around our daughter to begin with.Instead of making a judgment based on appearances, learn about him before cementing your opinion, positive or negative.Children learn their first lessons in romantic love from their parents, reminds the National Fatherhood Initiative.You could consider this the Dear Abby for fathers with daughters. If you're lucky to get in a 'how are you,' and maybe a firm handshake (breaking fingers if possible, cracking knuckles at minimum), that's about all the time your daughter might allow you to interact with her male friend. But it was difficult to read through the list of questions more than once. There is only one response, and that would be, 'sir, I worship the ground your daughter walks on. ' Now what father in his right mind would ask a boy with raging hormones who's dating his daughter about Plumbing? I might show him my staple gun and demonstrate on him how it works if his pants are hanging low enough that I can see the design on his boxer shorts. Okay, one more and then I'll give you my pointers for interaction with your daughter's boyfriend. Listen, when you're interacting with your daughter's boyfriend, the first and most important goal is to instill fear in the young man.