Parenting can come with a lot of challenges and it is never easy.
As a parent, it is imperative to imbibe in the girl child, in an early hour, an understanding and awareness of how she is meant to be treated as a girl and eventually as a woman.
It has been a great misconception that the mother alone is wholly responsible for the parental tutelage of the girl child, while the father is responsible for the financial well-being of the family.
Well, there is not much to discredit this ideology but to be in awe of how misleading this very parenting idea is.
The father as a parent must play the ultimate role of teaching the girl child how she must be treated and respected by boys as a girl and by men as woman. This responsibility from the father should never be overlooked as part of the roles a father should play as a parent.
Rita was just 12 years old when her father took her on her first date. He took her to one of the best restaurants in the community. She was well dressed and gorgeous. After the unforgettable event, she said to her dad, ” thanks dad for making this day one of the best days in my life”.
She has never felt this special in her life. Her dad replied to her, wearing a gleeful smile on his face,” my beloved, this is exactly how you should be treated by a man. It is left to you to decide how you want to be treated”. This very subtle experience changed her life as a child and eventually as a woman.
This Rita’s experience as a girl gives a sense of awareness how the action and the lessons her dad thought her in the early years of her life, growing up as a child, helped shaped her life.
The question is, at what age is the most suitable to take your daughter on her first date?Share!