8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work)

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Workman Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Humor - 316 pages
Fathers may suspect it's not easy for their daughters to become women, but those same daughters have no idea how hard it is for fathers to stand by and watch. According to W. Bruce Cameron, "Having a child mutate into a teenager is a bit like being an airline passenger who must suddenly take over for a stricken pilot and land the plane. And in this case, the passengers are all yelling, 'I hate you! I hate you!' and slamming the door to the cockpit."

Cameron has two daughters, so he is doubly aware that raising teenage girls is well, impossible. He's been through braces (the most expensive metal on earth), kissing (do they have to use their lips?), teen "logic" ("I asked if I could go out with Lindsey and you said no, so I went out with Courtney"), and, of course, dating, which leads to the 8 Simple Rules. (Rule #1: if you pull into my driveway and honk, you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up.)

If your little girl has moved out and a teenager has taken her place, this book will help you do something you probably thought was not possible in your situation: laugh.

 

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Love it. Wish my granddaughter AND grandson would read it. Wonderful oneliners as "In my opinion a daughter's underwear has the same purpose as the police: to preserve and protect" And about underwear...Thong underwear is about as sensible as wearing a slingshot" Read full review

Contents

The Gulf of Communications
13
The Relationship or Lack Thereof Between Allowance and Chores
31
The Telephone
49
Field Observations
65
Crime and Punishment
85
Unauthorized Physical Changes
111
Feeding Your Teenage Daughter
130
The HighTech Teenager
152
Its Her Party and Ill Cry If I Want To
195
Learning to Drive
210
There Are Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter
229
The First Job
250
The Boyfriend
267
The High Cost of Higher Education
289
Acknowledgments
316
Copyright

Prohibited Teenage Fashions
172

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About the author (2002)

W. Bruce Cameron makes his home in Santa Monica, CA.

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