Some people seem to think this is really, really weird, whereas others think it’s the ultimate life-affirming display of good parenting — what do you think?
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22-year-old Nikkole Paulun — who once appeared on the MTV show ’16 and Pregnant’ — takes her 6-year-old son Lyle out with her for a “dinner date” once a month to show him how to properly treat a lady.
As told to her Facebook fans:
Here’s the text in case you can’t read it:
Once a month my 6 year old son takes me out on a dinner date. He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day & asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress. By doing this I am teaching him how to treat a lady & how to take her on a proper date. How to show that he respects the woman he loves (right now that would be mommy). We put our phone and iPad away (except to take this photo) and sit and talk to each other about our days, things we want to do, etc. I’m teaching him proper table manners and that it’s rude to sit on your phone on a date with your mom or with anyone else. He learns the value of money and how to manage it. He learns how to do math as we add up what we want and make sure we have 15% of it to leave for a tip. Yes he is young but I believe this is something he should learn now. It’s never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women. As a woman who has been abused & treated like crap in the past, it’s extremely important to me that I teach my son how to show respect. Too many men these days have no idea how to treat women or how to take them on a nice date. It’s nice to know my son won’t be one of them.
OK, so it’s great that she wants to bring her son up to have manners and is teaching him to hold doors open and pull out chairs and all the rest of it, but I’m not sure you need to go on a monthly date with your 6-year-old that could very possibly lead to some freaky mummy issues in order to accomplish that?
I don’t know, it just seems like standard manners to me. Most men I know in the real world treat women with respect and they didn’t learn that through going on fake dates with their mums. Either Nikkole’s plan works a charm and this kid ends up a chick-slaying worldbeater or he’s going to wind up being the creepiest 40-year-old mummy’s boy on the planet.
So long as she doesn’t draw him up a masturbation guide – the way this psycho mum did for her 14-year-old.