Then they create “exit strategies” to leave unhealthy friendships without drama.
As parents, we need to teach our kids how to disagree when they don’t like what’s happening to them or someone around them.
They believe that Christian teens should date responsibly and not just date for the sake of dating.
When they start to grow up, they also start to form attachments to members of the opposite sex.
While most parents would love their children to stay little forever, eventually the issue of dating will come up.
Where parents and teens tend to disagree is the method of getting to that wedding day.
However, parents do need to keep in mind that falling in love is part of God's plan.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
If you’re the parent of a middle schooler, your reaction may be similar to my initial reaction, “Thank God I don’t have to worry about that.”In my work with middle schoolers and their parents, I’ve found that most kids and adults don’t believe dating violence is an issue for kids this young.
It is also important that you listen to your child when he or she speaks.
When the two of you understand each other, trust and openness is built up. As you start to notice your teen's growing interest in members of the opposite sex you may want to start thinking about the rules you want to set.
There is a group of Christians that do not believe teens should be dating at all, and there are people on the other side that believe dating is how you know the right person when he or she comes along.