Boy and girl dating at 12
Sure, he knew this gap was normal for teenagers and their parents. “Okay,” he replied, “I’ll take that for an answer . Although it’s uncomfortable, he’s definitely on the right track.
But he wasn’t ready yet to surrender his role as a parent. Just what role should parents play to steer a child away from the traps in the most popular sport for many teens—the dating game? For us, dating or courting is a small part of the overall process of determining God’s will for discovering your life partner in marriage.
I don’t ever recall talking to either parent about these subjects, but I did hear “You better not come home knocked up.” So yeah, I knew not to get pregnant, but I didn’t actually know how one “got pregnant,” if that makes any sense. The last boy who attempted to cop a feel in the 8th grade ended up with a black eye.Last week my 13-year-old son came into my room, laid next to me on my bed and placed his head on my shoulder.Recently, the children of two close friends have begun dating. So I threw the question out there to the World Wide Web: "At what age did you or will you allow your children to start dating?If you have a question, please email Chris at this specific email address: adviceforparentsoftweens[at]gmail[dot]com.Please keep your questions on the issue of raising older kids.
I am very pleased to announce that Chris Jordan will now be fielding questions about raising tweens and teens.