What to do with them? Source:News Limited. I HAVE not birthed a child, held one in my arms, and felt what it is like to see my own creation. I have not become a parent. But I do know what it is like to be held and raised by two really wonderful parents — to be parented. Throughout high school, my relationship with my parents fluctuated.
How serious is too serious when it comes to teen relationships? Still, by the time he was 15, his relationships were lasting longer and he seemed to be getting more serious. How did I know? He started asking me to take him to the mall so he could buy a one month anniversary gift. While part of me found it to be a sweet gesture, another part of me worried he was getting too serious at his age. Being that he is my firstborn, I was at a loss as to what, if anything, I should do. I did implement some limits as to where, when and how long he and his girlfriend-of-the-moment could spend time together.
Being a parent means committing to guide your child through many complicated and difficult stages of life. You go from changing their diapers, to teaching them how to tie their shoes, to eventually helping them understand dating and love. As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict. So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? And what age is appropriate?
It happened. In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore. Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.