Love is one of the highest-impact subjects you can teach. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest to broach.
If you’re tempted to open up a discussion of romantic relationships with “no dating until you’re 30!,” you wouldn’t be alone or entirely misguided. Throughout history, conventional wisdom held that fathers should teach their daughters about the perils of love, stop their potential ravishers at the door, and avenge their heartbreaks.
While your role has evolved, and dad jokes about scaring dates away are far past their prime, there are some real dangers you want to address. Identifying these risks can help your daughter recognize any potentially harmful patterns in her relationships and help her avoid or address them early on: