Andrew Cuomo Gives Parenting Advice to Fathers about Daughters and Boyfriends
On Sunday, April 19, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a press conference in Manhasset, Long Island where he had some important advice for fathers with daughters.
Over the weekend, Cuomo held a press conference to speak about the novel coronavirus disease. At one point, the father of three daughters decided to give out some parenting advice.
Addressing fathers whose children were starting to bring home their significant others. Cuomo shared what the best way was for fathers to respond when asked if they liked their daughter’s boyfriend.
Cuomo gives parenting advice
The governor stated: “You can never say you don’t like the boyfriend.” He gave the advice while talking about having his usual Sunday family dinner with his Italian-American family.
If you say as a father ‘I don’t like him,’ natural defiance syndrome kicks in
Cuomo was speaking from experience as his daughter, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, 25, had brought home her boyfriend. The man was set to join the family for dinner that Sunday.
Responding to whether you like the bf
“Either you like the boyfriend, in which case, you say, ‘I like the boyfriend.’ Or you don’t like the boyfriend."
Sunday dinner Cuomo style. pic.twitter.com/sT9HI5rb0z— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 19, 2020
Andrew warns against NDS
Governor explains what NDS is
He shared how this was “a psychological condition where if you say as a father ‘I don’t like him,’ natural defiance syndrome kicks in.” The condition, according to Cuomo, leads one’s child to “like the boyfriend more because he is opposed by the father.”
As @NYGovCuomo rolls out his #IStayAtHomeFor social media campaign, his brother @ChrisCuomo shares a surprise.— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) April 9, 2020
"I'm staying home for these guys," says Cuomo, revealing a vintage Cuomo family photo.
"There are no words. There are no words," says the governor with a smile. pic.twitter.com/kIRGqbMxXa
Joking with his brother, Chris
Speaking about his daughter’s boyfriend, Cuomo said: “In this case, I actually like the boyfriend.” In early April, the governor had a hilarious interview with his brother CNN host Chris Cuomo, who has been infected by COVID-19.
During the exchange on "Cuomo Prime Time," the siblings joked about embarrassing family photos, called each other out on lies, and argued over which one is the better son.
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