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Training to Be a Real Man
Dear Dr. Laura,

Just wanted to write you and let you know that chivalry is not dead,...even amongst our youth. Recently our daughter was brought home by a young man with whom she had spent the afternoon. When she arrived home and the young man left, she told me he had opened her car door. Needless to say, I was impressed. However, she went on to say that when they arrived at our home, as she reached and looked for the car door handle, the young man proceeded to ask her to wait. He hopped out of the car, ran around and opened the car door for her to get out. I don't know what will become of this relationship, but so far Mom and Dad are giving two thumbs up. Of course she can open the door for herself, and I am sure many young women might have thought this strange. But a young man who is going to swim through shark infested waters to bring you a lemonade must begin his training sometime. This young man is off to a great start and has left our daughter with the right impression of what it means to be treated like a "lady".

Been listening to you for years, keep up the good work.

Proud Mom of a young lady,

Tags: Chivalry, Dating, Family/Relationships - Teens, Teens, Values
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