I echo my husband’s sentiment and think the most important thing for a girl to do on a date is to remember she has great dignity and worth.Before a girl even says yes to a date, she must know that she is a beautiful, perfect creation of God. For parents, young love seems more like a hodge-podge of drama and mistakes where adult insight is somehow trumped by teenage hormones and declarations of ‘love.’ Here we have young folks who cannot even get their rooms cleaned in a timely manner, who can barely survive an hour without being attached to a cell phone, and who forget to do homework and still have to be reminded to brush their teeth, yet they somehow think they are mentally equipped to choose ‘partners’ of their own.And as with most things, the parents are the ones left shaking their heads and wondering why their teenager is dating such a loser.For that, I highly recommend you check these out first.Now, keep reading to discover reasons your daughter is dating an older man and also learn a few tips for successfully managing this delicate situation without destroying the critical parent-child trust and love.(See more practical parenting tips)It really doesn’t take any divine inspiration to appreciate the obvious fact that older men are much more established than their younger counterparts.They turn on the music and sing, dance, and make a bunch of the healthy-type of food that is so popular today. Interestingly, this young man is aggressive in his desire for me to know him and vice versa.This isn’t at all the new modern type of teenage dating where they hang out in groups and go through levels of “talking.” What’s taking place is a good old fashioned courting process.
You noticed the unkempt hair, the cigarette lighter in his or her back pocket.He might be a well-adjusted young man full of the right things, but I was not at his age, and I know all the angles. Control the public displays of affection and in private too.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.Because it’s natural for any woman to date a man of remarkable means who can take proper care of her, what your daughter is but pursuing the age-old trend long taken by her female ancestors.Very few ladies, if any, would want to hook up with a sissy twenty-something-year-old who’s still putting up with his army of immature roommates.Saint John Paul II refers to the great dignity and mystery of the design of women as the “feminine genius” (Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women).