The day is coming, and I know it. My little girl, Violet, who turns 5 in a couple of months, is going to walk in the front door from school someday down the road and sit down at the kitchen island and flop her pretty little head down into her arms and start bawling like a fresh widow. Yes, I know it's all so presumptuous and even a little ridiculous, but hey, I am a daddy and because of my bottomless love for a certain kid, it's my job, my very destiny, to talk about things with her as long as I can flap my gums, even when she's looking at me someday down the road, laughing and crying at the very same time, with the sweetest "Dad, please just shut up" eyes you've ever seen. So without any solicitation or queries from anyone anywhere in the entire galaxy, I am nevertheless hereby offering up my very own dating advice for my daughter when she is a teenager. Hopefully, it might help other parents along the way, too.
-By Serge Bielanko