The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating.The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position.Here are things only girls with super strict parents understand. Anytime you go shopping with your friends, you have to hide any new clothes your mom wouldn't approve of. Your friends think they're super nice for driving you to the movies all the time, but you know it's just so they can constantly keep tabs on you.14. You're not allowed to drive with friends in the car, after dark, if it's raining, or on highways.Because if she sees the cute new mini-skirt you bought at the mall, she'll never let you out of the house again.2. Whether it's on the ride to school or in the bathroom before homeroom, you've taken changing clothes on the sly to ninja levels. Basically the only time you are allowed to drive is when they need you to run an errand.15.
During the 1960s, developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind described three different types of parenting styles based on her research with preschool-age children.
I'd say being strict parents has worked in our favor.