Beware Of Teenage Daughters! Let Them Pick Their Boyfriends

I have four daughters, two of which have gone through their teenage years and during those teenage years, easily the biggest minefield is when they discover boys and decide its time for a boyfriend. This was the time when I nearly chewed right through my tongue to stop myself from saying what I was really thinking about the latest boy to enter their lives. Who, of course was the best thing to ever have happened in their lives. As a dad you are faced with a huge dilemma in more than a few ways, but one thing is for sure… [Read More]

My Two Eldest Daughters Have Grown Up 

There was definitely a point in my mid to late teens that it was not cool to be seen in public with my parents. In my case it was just my mum. The days of going to Tesco to do the weekly shop was a big NO NO! Just in case I bumped into any of my friends. Conversation between the two of us became less and was usually limited to what I wanted to eat for tea, and if you are going out what time will you be home.  There was a time before this that I would have… [Read More]

When to advise and when to just listen

I am the dad of two teenage girls. When I read what I have just written fear strikes deep inside of me. One of the hardest things I have had to deal with is teenage girls in love!  Why? I hear you ask yourselves. Well, I’ll tell you! As a father, your children will come to you for advice, but they won’t actually have any intention of using that advice! The result? You’re always caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as the saying goes! My oldest daughter is 19 now, but when she was 17 she was… [Read More]