An American father with five daughters has come up with an revolutionary set of rules for any future suitors of his precious girls.
Poet J. Warren Welch has a blended family of five daughters with his wife Natasha.
With five young women in his care, Warren has heard every joke in the book about protective fathers intimidating potential son-in-laws and chasing them with shotguns if they step out of line or break his little girls’ hearts.
Well, Warren doesn’t think these jokes are very funny.
In fact, he finds them pretty offensive — because he’s not raising princesses, he wrote on his Facebook page.
Warren’s girls can look after themselves thank you very much, so he decided to craft his own rules for dating his daughters into a poem, which he posted on social media this week.
And what Warren points out makes complete sense. He believes his girls have been raised so well that they won’t need Daddy to protect them. They will sort out any cheating, lying or heart-crushing boyfriends themselves.
And the online community is loving it with Warren’s poem garnering over 15,000 shares.
He wrote, “You’ll have to ask them what their rules are. I’m not raising my little girls to be the kind of women who need their daddy to act like a creepy, possessive bada-s in order for them to be treated with respect … You will respect them, and if you don’t, I promise they won’t need my help putting you back in your place.”
This is parenting at its very best. Guiding your children and instilling good values in them so they can make their own way through life.
Giving your daughters the self-possession and strength so they make good choices — and then have the confidence and intuition to sort life out when things go pear-shaped. Nice one Warren.