Teenage dating age appropriate

24-Oct-2016 12:24

**************** Chris, Some of my children’s friends have started dating.

This really has come about because Chris’ inbox has been filling up with readers sending her personalized emails asking her advice and since we’re all in this together, why not share with you all, right?A few days later he had oral surgery and his girlfriend came over with balloons and ice cream for him.This was the perfect opportunity to bring up how it made him feel to have someone do something spontaneously nice for him.How have you handled the idea of dating in your home? Is there an appropriate age carved in stone at your house?*Before middle school “dating” is basically telling everyone that you are “going out” and then consistently ignoring the other person to the point that no one would ever believe you two even know each other, let alone are boyfriend and girlfriend.

This really has come about because Chris’ inbox has been filling up with readers sending her personalized emails asking her advice and since we’re all in this together, why not share with you all, right?A few days later he had oral surgery and his girlfriend came over with balloons and ice cream for him.This was the perfect opportunity to bring up how it made him feel to have someone do something spontaneously nice for him.How have you handled the idea of dating in your home? Is there an appropriate age carved in stone at your house?*Before middle school “dating” is basically telling everyone that you are “going out” and then consistently ignoring the other person to the point that no one would ever believe you two even know each other, let alone are boyfriend and girlfriend.And like so many other things that I was so certain about, I changed my mind. To my ancient mind, the term dating conjures up images of unsupervised alone time. I know that many people think this is a horrible reason to allow your kids to do anything. The key is finding the way to say it so they will listen.