SEE: Dad's 'Rules for Dating My Daughter' are AWESOME!

Every dad has a hard time seeing his daughter grow up, especially when they start--gasp--actually dating. Thankfully, my father has always been really cool and laid-back with any of my boyfriends or my older sister's, but I know lots of dads are super strict about that kind of thing (particularly Latino dads, who are quick-tempered and aren't afraid to throw down a threat or six at the poor guys that dare to show up at their house). But one great dad recently definitely got it right when it came to his views on the subject.   

As can be seen in this awesome photo, the dad wears a black T-shirt with a list called "Rules for Dating My Daughter." The list only contains four bullet points, but it's totally on point. Check out the picture after the jump!


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How great is this?! The shirt reiterates that in the end, the only power who has control over her own body and decisions is the daughter herself. I LOVE that! It's a message that couldn't be more true, but seems to get lost all too often. That's not to say dads should be lax with their girls, but that there's a huge difference between being authoritative and being a dictator and it's important to respect those boundaries.

The photo of this "Feminist Father" tee was recently shared online in honor of Fathers' Day but has quickly gone viral and I'm not surprised. I couldn't have summed up my own thoughts on the topic more perfectly and I just want to share this picture as much as possible so that more dads can see it! As for this father in particular, well, he definitely deserves a round of applause. His daughter is lucky to have such a modern-thinking, understanding dad!

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Topics: dads  parents and children  raising daughters  fatherhood