Scores of researchers who have interviewed teen-agers who go steady report that such youngsters increasingly believe that they are entitled to take sinful liberties with their boy friends or girl friends.
For example, Eugene Gilbert, a specialist in studying the habits and opinions of adolescents, made a survey of 5,000 high school students for This Week magazine.
Some parents of teen-agers apparently find it difficult to understand why priests object so firmly to early dating and going steady.
All kids need a lot of communication, guidance, and information about these issues, even if they sometimes don’t appear to be interested in what you have to say.He asked the pupils how far they thought a boy and girl who went steady could go in intimate contact with each other.Only one teen-ager in ten thought that such a couple should do no more than kiss. As a parent, your job is to have an on-going conversation with your children about sex, sexuality and sexual decision-making.From a very early age kids are invited into a sex-saturated culture.