I've seen a lot of posts in here the last few days about whether or not a particular activity is inappropriate between a father and his daughter and it seems like a lot of you ladies find almost everything inappropriate.
I am talking about bath time, co-sleeping, snuggling on the couch- blanket vs no blanket, tickling, showing affection..etc. (Normal parenting activities)
I even saw on here once where a bunch of women wouldn't even leave their husbands alone with their daughter(s), no reason to suspect anything inappropriate, just being cautious.
Does it apply to fathers and sons as well?
At what age do fathers stop being allowed to interact with their daughters at all?
I have a hard time with this mentality. Someone explain it to me.
I agree. I think it is completely insane. If you can't trust your husband to not rape your daughter, why did you have a child with him?!? Dads should be equally involved with their daughters as mothers, that is how girls grow up to be healthy women. Anything that a mother can do with a daughter, a father can do without it being weird (as long as both parties are comfortable).
I feel that encouraging a strong bond between fathers and daughters is essential to the girls making good choices in boyfriends and spouses when they get older. Girls tend to choose a man that treats them the way their father treated them. So if her father was doting and affectionate, that is what they will choose.
I grew up in a house where my parents were affectionate to each other and affectionate toward me. My dad in-particular, lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles. Even now that I am 32 years old and he is 76 years old we are still affectionate toward each other. It is important to have that bond!