Appropriate father/daughter behavior?
I never had a really close relationship with my father growing up I mean we have a good one but not lovey dovey as he worked all the time so I'm unsure if this is normal or not. My SD11 is very very very clingy on her father. I also don't know the appropriate 11 year old behavior. I have a 5 year old boy. I understand loving your child and your child loving you. I show my son love all the time. I hug and kiss him and snuggle with him before bed. However, she is 11 and starting to become a woman and hit puberty yet she calls him "DADA" and says it in a baby voice. She will snuggle up in between his legs when they are on the couch. She almost constantly has to be touching him. Like she doesn't just hug him or kiss him she will hang on him. Last night on the couch she tried having her face on his and he told her stop thankfully. This morning she had to sit next to him on the couch when he turned the news on and throw her arms around him. There have been a couple times I have seen her crawl on her knees across the living room to get to him and say DADA and throw her arms around him. Once I was sitting on the couch and he decided to lay and put his feet on me so I'd rub them and she came over the back of the couch and laid on top of him. I got up and he asked why and I said I sat here first and now I'm crowded to which he got the point. I find it rather strange. I told DH once that it bothered me and it was weird about the crawling on the floor thing and calling him DADA to which he just stood up for her and said she just misses me and loves me. Shes home 50% of the time. Its getting to the point where I don't want to be in the same room as them when shes home because it gets annoying. I fear as she gets older it will get worse. Is this normal 11 year old daughter/father behavior? Am I just over reacting?