Teenage daughter dating older boy

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” The stakes at this younger age don’t seem as high. It was much easier to help him realize that this girl was not really acting like a friend, which is the keypart of the word girl- A girlfriend or boyfriend should first and foremost be a friend. We may think our kids are perfect, but they are just learning to navigate this world and we need to remind them to be a kind and trustworthy friend and to expect the same. This is the one that I feel is the most important for our children to learn.

They should treat you the way a friend would treat you. They are laying out the blueprint for the path their future relationships will take.

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

We have told our daughter that we don’t want her to date.

I don’t know that I have seen anything recently that I more wanted to take a photo of than him standing at his girlfriend’s front door, holding the bouquet behind his back.

He told me later that she was so happy and in turn it made him so happy.

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(They are a bunch, hardly a huge expenditure.) He looked at me like I had just suggested he dance naked in the checkout aisle. I don’t presume to understand the inner-workings of a middle school aged boy’s mind, so I dropped the subject.I never mentioned the flowers, but brought up the point that we do special things for special people in our lives–family and friends.Later that week we were grocery shopping again– I swear I live there at the grocery store– and when he saw the flowers he asked if he could buy a bouquet.When I was in my early to mid-teens, this meant, to some of the men I encountered, I was “not quite legal” or, as many preferred, “jailbait”.I knew back then that this made me attractive, and being attractive to grown men made me feel good.

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