You can always start by meeting a date at your home a few times for dinner before allowing your teen to go out on a date alone.
Create clear guidelines about internet dating as well.
There are so many women I meet that say they have a sense of humor, but they really don't. Teach your daughter that the "Queen Bees" and "Wanna Bees" and "mean girls" are a waste of time and she should just invest in one or two great friends. Don't allow her to pierce or tattoo her body until she's on her own. Teach your daughter that her choices in life are limitless.
She really can do anything - except maybe use the Men's Restroom.
And I think, although John Ritter will be sadly missed since he was the reason the show made its mark, '8 Simple Rules' can still do well if it remembers its humour and doesn't make Cate's father a second version of Paul Hennessy.
There may have been only one or two commenters that guessed this, but it turns out my boss wasn’t upset. He said he shouldn’t have been talking about his daughter like that at work and he didn’t realize how his comment about me sounded until I reacted like that. I wrote back to this letter-writer and said, “Thank you for this update, and for your good grace about the comments!
If a young woman can’t even date your son without being threatened, what is life going to be like when she marries him? A while back, Aaron Gouveia made some observations on The Good Men Project about “The Rules” that every father supposedly follows when a boy is dating his daughter.