My preteen daughter is flirting with me. At first I thought she was just being affectionate, but now the attentions are verging on uncomfortable. I want to remain close with her, especially as she grows up. (We can talk about everything.) But her behaviors are approaching a line that cannot be crossed. How do I maintain closeness with her while nipping this in the bud.
My mother's opinion is that most little girls go through a phase where they are in "love" with their dads. This is actually where they look for the example of the type of man they want to some day marry. I just have to be the best example I can.
And yes, I need to find a way to approach this where I don't damage her self esteem. I'm thinking of an indirect approach. Like yesterday she attempted to crawl into my lap as she did as a toddler. I politely informed her that she is to old for this.