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I didn't sneak around and date either because I didn't want to get into trouble with my parents. I wasn't allowed to date until I was 18 because I had very strict parents.....woman who wrote the letter needs to stop thinking in terms of "late" bloomers especially when she mentioned her husband and dating. There are plenty of people who didn't date until they were in their late twenties or thirties.There is nothing wrong with wanting to not make your parents upset and nothing wrong with focusing on school either.They have been talking and she thinks he is a nice guy and he is truthful so im going to meet the guy and his parents and if they are fine with it I'll let her date him for a week and then see if it works out.I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.I'd focus on curfew, I'd limit activities for a 13 year old to 9pm, but might let a 17 yr old stay out until 11 or 12, depending on the individual.
Teens in high school may define dating as being exclusive with each other physically which means that they don't "hook-up" with anyone else.You and your husband need to address the following: 1. Teens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. See my website for more articles like this: have no business dating let alone being in any sort of "serious" relationship when in school.As we all know, relationships and healthy dating take a lot of practice and trial and error. Televised media helped to promote this idea that kids are supposed to have boyfriend/girlfriends and are supposed to be dating. Naturally as kids view movies, shows, read books and all they will think that this is the "norm" and it is up to the parents to tell them that when in school, they have no business dating. Naturally, teenagers get more romantic feelings for people. Middle school and high school are the times where teens can experiment with relationships.Wherever people got the notion that kids should be dating while in school simply baffles me.
If a kid cannot figure how to handle their "feelings" with their friends then they certainly will not gain anything with a boyfriend/girlfriend.For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.