And all this time, you thought your son or daughter was smarter than that, and would choose people in their live who would add substance rather than bring them to a lower stoop of the food chain. Do you wait it out and hope that your teenager is simply dating a loser in order to make your skin crawl.
Perhaps this is the teen version of a toddler drawing on newly painted walls with a sharpie. Or, maybe this is just a life experience that your child needs to go through on his or her own, in order to make better decisions the next time. ) Parents of teens are constantly trying to maintain the delicate balance of keeping the lines of communication open – and instilling good values in their kids.
Of course, as a parent – you also noticed the choice in clothing, and immediately assumed that this new person in your teen’s life was raised by a pack of wolves, or at least in a home void of a washing machine.I echo my husband’s sentiment and think the most important thing for a girl to do on a date is to remember she has great dignity and worth.Before a girl even says yes to a date, she must know that she is a beautiful, perfect creation of God.I thought about forbidding him from dating, but knew it was probably a little late for that.Besides, “forbidding” a child from doing anything often doesn’t result in compliance; more often results in secretive, rebellious behavior.