Resist the urge to think, “NOT my kid!” and instead please think, “MAYBE my kid!” as you read.
The best-ever way to explain consent to just about anyone.
Girls are awesome, brilliant, funny, and inspiring. They are also frustrating, stubborn, messy, and sometimes scary. They will, just like all of us, get into situations that are overwhelming and not know whom to turn to for help. They will get into conflicts with one another. They will experience people refusing to tell them why they’re mad, and they’ll do it, too. They will feel frustrated and confused when someone dismisses them with “Just kidding!” or “Why are you overreacting?!”
I believe it’s fine to discuss anything related to reproduction, puberty and waiting for sex with kids of mixed ages. This helps to normalize the conversation in your family.
Due to his refusal to make sure his daughter was safe, even after she talked to him about this, she broke up with him. His unwillingness to even follow up with his child was a total and understandable deal breaker.