Jarvis has requested a topic about advice dads give to their sons about dating.
“I’d be interested in hearing from some of the other dads on dating advice for their boys. Do you tell them to treat girls well? My guy is still small, but I already try to teach him to not treat girls like one of the boys. I think it will pay off later in life. Girls are different and they don’t take things as lightly as boys. They think more.”
I think it’s an interesting dilemma because I think girls and women want to be treated as equals in school and in the workplace so then should we be telling our boys to treat them differently in general?
Should good manner just apply to all whether boy or girl or should boys be taught that women are the ‘fairer sex” and need to be treated more gently? How will that attitude affect them outside the dating arena?
So what are you telling your little guys about how to treat girls? What dating advice are you giving to your teenage boys?
– Theresa Walsh Giarrusso, ajc.com Momania