When is it time for dating?
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Ariana - posted on 02/06/2013
I think high school is a good time to date. With that you might start off the first year of high school as a 'group dates' type thing. So if they want to go on a date with a boy to the movies (or w/e) you tell them you'd prefer if they go out on dates with a couple of kids not by themselves. In terms of having a bf/gf that is also alright but have it so at first the bf/gf has to come to your home, or be dropped off at his home where they'll be supervised (door open etc.).
Datings ok, when they start off you should put limits on it. Also explain to your child about sex and relationships. It's important for them to realize what YOUR morals are as a family and about how strong feelings can be. Just try to have a conversation on what you expect from them if they're dating (to meet the boy, have him at your house w/e rules you think necesssary), and your views on how far you should go with a girl/boy etc. etc. What is appropriate or not.
Because some parents think there should be no kissing or anything, and others are ok with making out, others would even be alright with '2nd base' type stuff but no more, so you have to be clear on what type of parent you'd be or if it differs at ages. Like for me if teenagers want to make out that is fine but some parents don't.
Anyway in general yeah they should date but you should talk to them about it first.
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