Kids should date when they want to

User - posted on 03/09/2014 ( 19 moms have responded )

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A lot of parents don't understand that when you do not let your son or daughter date they will grow hatred for you this is true and if you don't let them go out with there boyfriend or girlfriend on dates then you should that's how you grow relationships and friendships yeah there will be times when the boyfriend and girlfriend break up but that's life so you should let them date if they want to not if you want them to

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/11/2014

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Dove, just click on his name...his posts will show up...You'll get a great laugh!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/10/2014

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Aha, another laughable post from my favorite teenager who knows it all!

Tyler, bud, I hope you're taking full advantage of your chances to use the internet. I'm sure that your parents would be appalled at your presumptiveness! Or, perhaps not, as you seem to have unlimited access...which is probably why you think that you're giving logical advice! FYI, MOST teens have boundaries, and are aware of the requirements for retaining privileges in their homes. You, apparently, have been allowed to set your own terms. Well, buddy, reality is harsh. You'll learn that, but not easily, and probably not well, because you're already accustomed to NOT following set rules.

Once again, I thank God that you're not my kid...

Danicia - posted on 03/10/2014

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hate your parents all you want. it's called boundaries. you are the child, they are the parents. you get the power to set your own boundaries when you are 18 and not living under their roof, eating their food, and living off their paycheck. welcome to growing up there honey. parents pay the bills, parents make the rules. parents create the child and are legally responsible for their every move and their wellbeing- parents make the rules. get over it and just wait til you're older.

Michelle - posted on 03/09/2014

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Got to love a little boy trying to give a group of Mothers advice. Some of his "advice" shows his immaturity and just sounds like he's peeved at his own Mother for not letting him do what he wants.

Jodi - posted on 03/09/2014

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No-one suggested controlling their love life, because you can't control how someone feels, but they can manage their opportunities. Their opportunities to "date" will not come at the age of 10. When they are 12, they may be permitted to go to the movies with a group of friends, I will pick up and drop off - it would be a managed situation. And no, my kids don't hate me. They respect my rules and very rarely break them.

Why are you even on this board if you aren't a parent? What would you even know about being a parent?

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Jodi - posted on 03/11/2014

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Oh, it's the same shit - that kids should be allowed to date when they are 9, etc.

Dove - posted on 03/11/2014

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I have just read the op, but... lol

So funny that my daughters and I were talking about this just last night. They actually AGREE w/ my rules for dating (which is at least 16) because it is better to get to know the opposite sex in small, well supervised groups to get to know what you do and do not like in a person BEFORE you are 'thrown' together unsupervised w/ insanely raging hormones. They also know that there are MANY years to have a relationship w/ someone, but only a few short years to be a kid.

I love my kids. :)

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Ok, first of all, why are you on a board for parents?

Your parents have good reason to not let you just go out with someone by yourself. It is their job to protect you and they're doing this because they love you. If they didn't love you, they would be letting you do whatever you want whenever you want. You could get in all sorts of trouble without your parents there to set boundaries. You need to realize that your parents are doing this out of love and protection. One day when you have kids on your own you will understand this, and hopefully do the same for your children.

Junkheaddemo - posted on 03/10/2014

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Um, no. Boundaries are healthy and children should be focused on more important things than other little boys or girls. An unreasonably complaining child needs to be taught gratefulness.

Gena - posted on 03/10/2014

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No idea,a friend was talking about hellokitty,i dont know if there are hellokitty films..i just thought its funny for a 10yr old to go on a date to watch a kiddie film :)

Gena - posted on 03/10/2014

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sounds like Tyler hates his own mother for not letting him and his 10yr old girl/boyfriend date and go watch the new hellokitty film lol

User - posted on 03/09/2014

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Actually patents can't control a teens love life I hope you realize this. If you some how created a mind control spell then maybe but that's impossible and fake I'm not saying let your kids have sex but just to let them date go to the mall or the movies with each other younger then 16 I could understand like if the kid was 10 and lower but I think any age higher then 10 is perfectly alright to date and I understand a lot of the parents on this site are stuck up and some strict parents that think they can controll there kids but really people let your kids do something fun for once in there lives like go out with there girlfriend

Ev - posted on 03/09/2014

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Tyler, you know so little it seems in the way this works. Yeah, kids are going to try things and make mistakes and want the BF or GF but it is up to parents to decide when they are ready. Plain and simple. And not under 16.

Celeste - posted on 03/09/2014

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You do realize that parents were teenagers at one point too? We've been there. There are things that that kids just don't understand about relationships.

And on your other thread, yeah, I went behind my mom's back and it was huge mistake. I don't want my kids making the same mistakes as I did. A lot of teens have this attitude that they know it all, which is why as the parent, it's my job to guide them and hopefully they won't make the same mistakes as I did.

And not only do I not hate my mother, I actually feel terrible for what I put her through and have told her.

Jodi - posted on 03/09/2014

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And you know this because you are a parent? Hate to burst your bubble, but teens get over it.

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