Dads agains daughters dating
I still have 2 daughters that aren’t married yet so I am holding on to my DADD T-shirt – for now.
It’s a common cliche that dads are supposed to be very overprotective of their daughters, but is that really the case?
His shirts on Everyday Girl Dad instead say things like “Dads For Daughters Dating…and other choices they make for themselves” and “My Role Models Are Women.” We can’t get enough.
Reynolds has a different relationship with his daughters than the original shirt claims.
Mike Reynolds, a father of two young girls, decided to create a website full of t-shirts that break this stereotype.
Reynolds remembers seeing a shirt that said “Dads Against Daughters Dating” a few years back, and wanted to do something to prove that not all dads have this possessive mindset.
My solution was to join the imaginary organization DADD (Dads Against Daughters Dating), whose slogan is, “Shoot the first one, the word will spread.” In other words, I had no solution.
A month ago my oldest daughter Michelle got married to a wonderful young man.
I knew in my heart Michelle didn’t chose her fiancé because she knew I would be pleased, she picked the right man because she gained the wisdom to make the right decision.
They met while they were in college and their positive relationship maintained through graduation, medical school for him, a full-time job at a Fortune 20 company for her and being “long-distance.” He is now a doctor and is a gentle and kind young man, who looks after his mother, father and grandparents.
He is attentive and loving to my daughter and clearly makes her happy.
Everything I read told me their self-esteem, their ability to love and be loved could be permanently damaged too.
I was in mortal fear of what would happen when boys entered their lives. Would they pick losers because they thought they didn’t deserve better?