Parents against teenage dating

The “wait, watch and see” approach is the one I opted for in the end.

I did implement some limits as to where, when and how long he and his girlfriend-of-the-moment could spend time together.

While part of me found it to be a sweet gesture, another part of me worried he was getting too serious at his age.

I thought about forbidding him from dating, but knew it was probably a little late for that.

Besides, “forbidding” a child from doing anything often doesn’t result in compliance; more often results in secretive, rebellious behavior.

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Truth be told, it makes me more than a little uncomfortable when my kids want to spend all of their waking moments with their current “like interest” (I have never been able to use the term “love interest” when referring to the other kids my kids were dating).

Last modified 28-Nov-2019 18:35