Trust me, mothers of sons can be just as psychotic as fathers of daughters, and to avoid that, I have come up with the following rules for dating my son: 1. I have already heard stories of girls who suddenly began cutting themselves, ran away from home, and have threatened to kill themselves. If your name is "Becky Jones", I don't want to see "Becky Berg" written all over your notebooks. Many will be worthy of your hand in marriage, but my son isn't going there until he has his degree(s) and has a good job. These rules are WAY more lenient than some other mothers who want the girl to carry a bible and wear a chastity belt.
My son is a child, and no child should be tortured with thoughts of you harming yourself. My son is involved in school activities, and cannot be with you 24/7. I am a realist, and when my boys get older and find "the one", I want to have a great relationship with my daughters-in law. For a list of my other posts, please visit my Chicago Now page!
So, get the door for her, look me in the eye when you talk to me, and please don’t let your britches fall down so low that I have to look at your underwear band.
Believe me, good manners will help you get on her good side, and mine too.
For teenagers, perspective isn’t the easy thing to begin with. This is a dangerous age where everything we do is put under a microscope.
When they are dating, it can get distorted in a hurry.
So be sure you’re comfortable with me seeing what you’re sending.
One more thing, she does not take her phone to bed with her.
I’m not proud of my years as a teenage boy, but as a parent I have a wealth of experience to draw upon. I know you’re going to kiss, but I sure don’t want to see it. Show my daughter the respect she deserves, and she’s been taught to treat you the same way. And no, you can’t go out of town together to see a concert. We spent all those years teaching and instilling values.
The young man’s mother did a very good job teaching manners and etiquette to her son.
He ate with us at Easter and even brought flowers and a dessert. That said, this is still my daughter we’re talking about and I’m not naïve. No father likes to see his daughter cuddled with a boy.
As a parent, stay on top of the feelings and things being discussed.
When I saw the buzzy Tumblr photo by Kristine Speare of her dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter” t-shirt, something bothered me about it. Second, his “feminism” looks like sexism in disguise, like her body is a sex object. A frequent contributor to Catholic publications, he began his career as a reporter in the Washington, D.