Rules of dating for teens
I escaped it for 17 years of parenthood, but the odds were always stacked against me.
I have two beautiful and intelligent daughters, and eventually a boy smart enough to see it was going to come calling. My daughter and her boyfriend spend almost every free moment they have in our house.
“Of course it will probably be uncomfortable for both of you,” Anthony says.
Michelle Anthony, Ph D, a developmental psychologist and learning therapist in Denver, suggests an opening line like: “It sounds like a lot of kids are talking about dating now. ” If you can't tell what dating means to your kid, try discussing dating as shown on TV shows or in movies that are age-appropriate.My son and one girl seem to gravitate towards each other and I haven’t really tackled this. we cling to the idea, although the world has moved on without it, I’m afraid.It seems harmless enough, but I feel like I need to have a more thoughtful approach to the advice my husband and I give, and the rules. Or rather, it means something very different from what we’d like it to mean.He might be a well-adjusted young man full of the right things, but I was not at his age, and I know all the angles. Control the public displays of affection and in private too.I’m not proud of my years as a teenage boy, but as a parent I have a wealth of experience to draw upon. I know you’re going to kiss, but I sure don’t want to see it. Show my daughter the respect she deserves, and she’s been taught to treat you the same way. And no, you can’t go out of town together to see a concert. We spent all those years teaching and instilling values.