I have a teenager and I have told her many times, that she shouldn't date. I've asked her what is the purpose of dating when you are a young person. She can never answer me. My feeling is as a young woman, she has a lot to loose when she dates. Her school work suffers, she has low self esteem, she can't focus on anything accept the boy! In the meantime, the boy doesn't allow his involvment with her bother him, he will get his school work, ignore her when he has football practice and he will always see other girls. She isn't dating now. It didn't work out and I am happy. Now I notice she is studying again. I didn't allow her to date until she turned 17 and I still think it is too soon. Girls and women or emotional beings and the younger you are the harder it is to make your own well being a priority. Ths is why women suffer from loss of idenity when older. Become independent and then seek a relationship. What do you think?
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:46 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
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Answer by maiahlynn at 11:07 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Dating as a teen (when you are old enough to drive, you are old enough to date) is the process in which we learn what we are looking for in a potential mate. Just like anything else, blindly going into a real relationship will only end in g disaster... It takes preperation, a few stumbles, a lot of learning, and even at that- there is never a guarantee. However, without any "schooling" at all, would they be able to do anything else? Could they read, write, ride a bike? No.
I do honestly believe that dating can be a beneficial experience, if the parents can/will make their presence known, get to know the boyfriend/girlfriend, have them spend time with you- get to know them, and you'll see any true red flags, not just "I don't like this kid" syndrome. It gives parents the opportunity ti be involved in their childrens schooling regarding relationships.
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