You should have lots of boys as friends at your age.” The little girl sighed and said, “I know, but when I am 14, I will be old enough to date.” Somewhat surprised by the comment, the mother asked her daughter what you do on a date. Have you ever had a discussion with your teen about the purpose of dating or what you do on a date?
With no hesitation, the daughter said, “You have sex.” With all kinds of thoughts reeling through her head, the mother asked, “Where did you hear that? In an informal survey of teens, many of them stated that they have never had a conversation with their parents about dating other than curfew and expectations concerning drinking and driving.
Teen pregnancy, Sexually transmitted infections, broken hearts, and depression, are common themes for those who work with teens.
Or they may do something—like sexting—without considering how it may hurt themselves or others.
When your teen starts dating, it can be exciting and a little scary.
You may be happy to see your child begin to form meaningful bonds.
By Julie Baumgardner A young mom was talking with her 8-year-old daughter about her day at school when the daughter revealed she had a boyfriend.
Mom, in her infinite wisdom said, “You are really too young to have a boyfriend.