Last week, I passed by a local high school at 7:20 in the morning and a sad but familiar sight caught my eye. The temperature was about 34 degrees and I noticed a teenage girl with nothing on but form fitting jeans and a tight sweater. She had on no jacket, scarf, or anything that you would wear to stay warm.
Because I see this alot, I understand that this is a girl who never got the confirmation and approval of her father. Instead, society teaches her that such approval can be gained from enticing teen boys and even men with her body. Their whistles, gazes, and approaches are what she feels she needs to feel pretty.
What typically happens with young girls like this is that they will become sexually active at an early age and in many cases, become a teen parent. I have seen this among all types of teens, even the daughters of pastors.
Most parents choose to remain naive to the facts and will say such things as “I didn’t raise my child to be that way!” While it may be true that you didn’t raise your daughter to be “that way”, what a parent may fail to realize is that you more than likely failed to give your daughter what she needed in order for her not to seek it elsewhere.
I understand that no parent wants to be held responsible for how their kids respond to life, but isn’t that the biggest problem! If more parents would make it a priority to teach and lead and equip their children with the knowledge they need, problems such as this can be avoided.
Am I saying that many parents are at fault? You bet! However, there are things you can do to avoid your daughter being this way or to help reverse the ones that already are. Is it 100% effective? No, but it will reduce the probability of you having a daughter who finds her approval from any other male other than her own father.
Stay tuned to the next post for some insight on what you can do.