What do you think of when it's just a father & daughter living together?
Tell me what you think of, good or bad, when a father and his young daughter live alone?
My daughter has lived with me since she was 3 and I've often wondered what thoughts or concerns people might have.
I was mainly asking because every time I would start dating someone, it wouldn't take long for them to start giving me parenting tips and indicate that it's because girls are so different.
There is nothing wrong with your daughter living with you. Is it you that thinks there is something wrong with it or have other people told you it's wrong? Don't let the fears of others influence or change your thoughts into something ugly or bad.
I have some experience in this matter, i grew up living with just my dad and wouldn't have had it any other way. girls are a little different to raise than boys, but that doesn't mean you can't do it. Maybe these women are assuming that you will have a hard time raising her because you are a man but they couldn't be further from the truth. My dad did an awesome job raising me, way better than my mom could have ever done. Don't let these other people make you second guess yourself or your parenting abilities!
I'm a daddy's girl and was raised by my dad. There is much to admire in a man raising his daughter and any women should respect that as long as it's not an improper situation (abuse, etc).
Not sure if any women gave my dad parenting advice, but for casual dating this should not necessarily be a topic of discussion. You and that person should be getting to know each other. I know women have the nurturing instinct, but if the topic comes up tell them your daughter is happy, in a good place and what you are doing seems to be working just fine. Be polite and let them know that you would just like to get to know EACH OTHER. Also don't bring up too much conversation about this matter unless you are ready for a serious relationship. Hope this helps
It's the old saying, "A woman can't teach a boy how to be a man and a man can't teach a girl how to be a woman." However in reality single parents often do succeed in rasing children of the opposite sex. Oprah credits her dad with turning her life around. (one example)
Providing for a child, setting moral standards, offering guidence in life, helping them develop self-esteem, loving and supporting them are all the really important things both boys and girls require. Hair styles, fashions, ways to approach conversations about periods and sex can be learned. One of the best gifts a father can give a daughter is teaching her how (men) really think. How to tell a "good man" from a "bad boy". Just as a mother can help her son stay away from women out to "use" men to access whatever they have of value.
Men see things in other men and women see things in other women that neither sex can quickly identify in their opposites.
I'm a single Dad with my seven year old daughter living with me and we thrive !!!
We love our life together and life is an adventure for us both and trust me girl or boy kids love adventure!!!
If others want to criticise let them it will our daughters growing up to be decent honest contributors to society !!
It is also a miss conception that the Dads in broken realationships would not want this role but society does put barriers in the way of this, and when you see a single father with his child there is normally a good reason and the man should be given credit for his commitment.
I would like to see some stats on school results from single father parents and vise versa, this may have some relavence to this subject.
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