Groups can offer a safe, protective way for kids to learn.But at the same time, parents need to discuss not going too far too fast.But if she turns him down, I told him not to be disappointed because they could still be friends without the whole dating aspect.If kids are taught early that men and women can be platonic friends, there won’t be 50,000 blog posts 10 years from now with people asking “Can Men & Women Really Just Be Friends?When to let our children date, whom we allow them to date and what boundaries to establish with dating are all challenges parents must face.
Yeah, not quite the holy grail of learning, but they were all I had. I needed a few minutes to contemplate my answer, but with him, an answer needs to be supplied immediately. I thought about what I wanted to hear when I was his age, then I thought about what I learned and what I’m still learning along the way. He didn’t know whether he should ask her “out” or just remain friends.
Do not limit your conversation to what he should not do. Relationships are an integral part of life; he will probably have many of them over the years.
Each one presents an opportunity to learn what it means to be in a healthy relationship with another person.
Last week my 13-year-old son came into my room, laid next to me on my bed and placed his head on my shoulder. I didn’t want him to answer the question, but to just think about it and pay attention to their interactions at school.
This is usually what he does when he wants something, so I was preparing myself for either of these questions: I was preparing myself to say no to whatever request he was about to ask. If he felt that there was something more there, then maybe he should simply ask her to the movies and see what she says.