Maybe you think your kids won’t lie to you, or disobey you, or sneak around and doing things behind your back, but I have been parenting long enough to know that they will. He never quite seemed to understand what he was doing wrong.
To my credit, I didn’t once say, “Dump that drama queen! Not just in boyfriend/girlfriend situations, but in all friendships.
My son’s girlfriend’s mother called me that night and said that her daughter told her that if they ever break up he will be a tough act for any other boy to follow because he is so kind to her.
We have told our daughter that we don’t want her to date.I am curious about all the other parents of teenagers, soon-to-be-teens, survived-the-teen-years think?How have you handled the idea of dating in your home? Is there an appropriate age carved in stone at your house?This is the perfect opportunity to teach them what being in a relationship with someone means. My 7th grade son and I were in the grocery store one day when he remarked that some purple flowers were his girlfriend’s favorite color.I asked him if he thought he would like to buy them for her.” The stakes at this younger age don’t seem as high. It was much easier to help him realize that this girl was not really acting like a friend, which is the keypart of the word girl- A girlfriend or boyfriend should first and foremost be a friend. We may think our kids are perfect, but they are just learning to navigate this world and we need to remind them to be a kind and trustworthy friend and to expect the same.