It can be uncomfortable for them, but I want to push through that, so they know I am not uncomfortable with it.I ask them what words they may hear at school that they don’t know what it means, and I tell them. I want them to know that kissing is great, and totally encouraged, but it’s important to practice self control beyond that.Ok, I’m going to go here…I think something that parents tend to be most worried about when it comes to serious dating with teens is not being responsible when it comes to the physical stuff!As I mentioned in my love story, I was taught, and chose abstinence before marriage, and we encourage the same thing with our children.I’ll part with a picture of myself and my teenage boys. I love their goodness, their thoughtfulness, and though they’ve got much learning in the art of communication ahead of them, I know they will figure it out. Dating is an important aspect of life…you gotta do it!As much as I adore them, and secretly wish they don’t grow up and leave me, I want them to spread their wings, and eventually get married, and you can’t do that without dating!
My oldest just turned 16, and we really haven’t had much experience with this yet, but you better believe I’ve been whispering in his ear to do something!
It shouldn’t be so serious, it should be more of just practicing social skills.
My kids may be just fine sitting at home, or just hanging out with their friends, but now that my oldest is 16, I WANT him to go on dates…JUST FOR FUN!
He did get asked to a girls choice dance that’s coming up in a few weeks, and I’m excited for him to go out and have fun with friends.
I’m giddy mom that gets so excited about this kind of stuff. Lucky for me, I taught my sons’ peers in class last year, and I can get the scoop on who likes who.