Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So, your teenage daughter wants to read 'Shades of Grey,' huh?

This article first appeared on Septebmer 22, 2012 in 'LIFE AS A HUMAN: The Online Magazine For Evolving Minds.'

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Okay, single dads. Here's a real parenting humdinger for you:

You have a teenage daughter and she's a great kid. Actually, she's a great young lady. She excels academically, she's responsible, and she has almost always made the right decisions when it comes to peer pressure. Additionally, she's done so well in the sport she's chosen to pursue and she's such a good role model, she actually teaches younger kids the sport. In her spare time, she loves to read.

Photo Credit: The Guardian UK
So, when she asks you if it would be all right with you if she read Fifty Shades of Grey, what do you say? (You may recall, I reviewed Fifty Shades of Grey a couple of months back right here: Shades of Grey: Single Father's Book Club.)

This single father parenting stuff doesn't get any easier, huh?

I'd love to have your comments, suggestions, and other feedback. In a few weeks, I'll address some of the best, most helpful, and most entertaining comments. Then I'll tell you what I actually did when my daughter asked me if she could read Shades, and the reasons I did it!