Firstly; do your research. Check statistics of what it's like for girls without fathers, look up stories, just read. Then you talk to them. Tell them about the statistic's and stories you've read. Tell them you want better for them. Talk to them about what guys are truly like (that they WILL tell you what you want to hear to get into bed), talk about the double standards between men and women and how much men get away with compared to women. Talk about pregnancy, STD's, the emotional aspect of sex. Talk about drugs, school, college, jobs, life in general and revisit the conversations OFTEN. And then listen. Just listen to them. Not all kids without a dad go crazy. Mine didn't. (generally speaking -she had her issues) But remember, as much as you love them and talk to them - they're still teens and need to be checked up on. Make sure they're where they say they'll be and who they say they'll be with.
You treat them the way YOU would WANT to be treated. I think there are a lot of damaged women out there who should have grown up WITHOUT their fathers.
Your profile only lists one daughter, age 16?
Can you have them see an uncle or other male figure they could be close to?
you can do it i did a 5 and 7 yr old turned out fine it comes naturally look to relatives for help
The same way you raise any child with only one parent in the home ..... one day at a time, lots of open discussions on pretty much any topic and with lots of love. If you get opposite sex family members or friends involved it'll be less difficult.
Quoting eeeehhhh: How do you raise twin
daughters without a
father,to grow up okay
Connect with CafeMom:
Switch to Mobile Site
Getting Started Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Part of the CafeMom family
© 2014 CMI Marketing, Inc. All rights reserved.
Already Joined? LOG IN