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 Author Thread: single dad with a daughter
Joined: 4/8/2007
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single dad with a daughter
Posted: 3/14/2009 8:13:37 AM
As my screen name says, I'm a single dad of 3 girls. I've had full custody for the last eight years. They're all teenagers now. My oldest is moved out and married. Now I'm a single grandpa as well. Over the last five years I've managed to rais my girls, start a successfull computer repair and retail store and put myself through college. It hasn't been the easiest job but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've made a lot of mistakes raising them but that's how we learn. I don't shelter my girls. Yes I protect them but they have learned so much from being able to make thier own mistakes. As far as dressing them. Well truth be told, they are now my little fashion consultants as I enter back into the dating world lol. I'm about to turn forty-one in april but I don't look my age or act like it. I truley believe I owe this to my children. They have kept me young at heart. We play together all the time. Now that they are older, we just play different games. We snowboard, go sledding, climb trees, go water skiing and tubing. We jump off cliffs at the lake. And sometimes we just go out for dinner and a movie. Scary movies at that. I never took any parenting classes or read any books but I've listened and watched other parents, single and together. I trust my gut. If it feels wrong, it is wrong. If it feels right, it's probably still wrong but it's one of those, let them decide issues lol One thing I've learned is that no matter what you do or teach them, they grow up to be thier own person with thier own personality. That's the hidden beauty in being a parent. Guidence is the key.
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