I'm new to this board and my name is Sarah. I've been dealing with an issue lately. My dh has always been very affectionate with dd. She's what I guess you would call a daddy's girl. She like to sit on his lap and he does give her hugs and kisses regulary. Well she going to turn 13 in a couple of months and she's sarted to develop. She's begginig to grow breasts and pubic hair and is becoming more interested in boys. Coinciding with this is the fact that she no longer wants to sit on her dads lap and become embarassed if he wants to kiss her.
My dh is naturally hurt by all this. I tell him that she'll get over it and time and he can hug her and kiss her on the cheeks again but she probably won't sit on his lap (although I must say that I've seen teen girls and even some women in their 20s sit on their dads lap). So what it boils down to is this, what is the appropriate kind of affection between a teenage girl and her dad?