The parsha Matot talks of a father revoking his young daughter's vows. This seems to refer to the time period when the daughter is between 11 and 12 years of age: https://dafyomi.co.il/nazir/backgrnd/nz-in-019.htm

Is there any time or situation when a father can or should revoke a son's vows?

  • In a case where heter nedarim wouldn’t apply?
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 29 at 19:44
  • The Gemara explains the reason for hafara is because the girl/wife have automatic subconscious kavannah that it should only be in force if their father/husband agrees to it. A don has no such kavvanah.
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 29 at 20:29
  • if we are talking about the method of הפרח then as per N.T. there is no such provision. The question left is can a father use the method of התרה either as member of a Beis Din or יחיד מומחה
    – YSA
    Aug 3 at 10:56

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The father has no such ability in regards to his son.

  • Your answer would be better if you supported this point with sources
    – Dov
    Aug 3 at 11:12

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