10 simple rules dating my teenage daughter
In fact, the rules themselves are only mentioned in dialogue in the pilot's opening scene, and after which, are only used sparingly throughout the series.The title is somewhat misleading, as it doesn't truly reflect the coming of age theme aspect of the episodes.
Plotlines soon became typical family conundrums, not always focusing on how growing up affects both the teenager and the parents.
As the "straight man" to Paul, it's usually up to Cate to be a more firm voice of reason and the heart of their family.
The two parents are still very much in love, and their displays of affection are frequently met with disgust and shock by their children.
Many parents can sympathize with Paul and Cate's moments of nostalgia, during which one or the other will flashback to the children's younger days.
It's that gentle reminder that people grow up and grow distant, that life goes on whether we want it to or not.
The family sitcom easily adhered to a familiar formula: two parents simply attempt to keep their home civilized despite having teenage children under their roof.