Dads & Daughters

Dads and daughters share a special relationship that will change a father’s heart and build a daughter’s confidence. Invest in your relationship with your daughter with this advice.

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Not My Daughter! When She Starts Making Bad Decisions

I met Jessica when she was seven. She was an adorable, fun-loving, and compliant child. When she was ten I was talking to her about her school, particularly her friendships. Jokingly I asked her if she liked any of the boys. I was surprised when she said yes. I asked her about him and she said he was a rebel. She then went on to tell me she liked bad boys. That was an unfortunate foreshadowing of things to come. As a teen, she would get involved in a relationship with an older guy who was possessive, manipulative, and abusive. When she graduated high school she opted to move in with him and forgo college. It was difficult for her parents to understand where things went wrong and what to do in response to her bad decisions.
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