Age for girls to start dating
“I just want to chill after school, not feel like I have to text someone.” This isn’t the first time I have heard this complaint from one of my teenagers.
My daughter complained about the same type of text demands in 9th grade when she got into a relationship that fizzled before it even started.
That may be why some teenagers who “like” each other go out in groups rather than solo dates.
Still, some part of me feels like I’m doing Garret wrong as the female figure in his life by making it okay not to want to charm a girl and text her back and pay to take her out.
It’s not clear whether he has agreed but she and her mom have had a BIG fight about it.
If we don’t, boy, we throw them out there to the predators of our culture that could really do a lot of damage.
When he came home from the date, he said, “Mom, I can’t afford to date.
With our kids, we could never stop them from liking somebody—nor would we want to. Well, this just makes sense, but the numbers were extraordinary. You say, “Well, one of the reasons why is there is not too many years left before they graduate.” Well, it’s more than that. See, one year of my life is just a small little proportion of it, but when I was back to twelve, thirteen years old, when it represents 8%-9% of your life, well, that’s a lot of growing up.
If your kids starts at twelve years old dating somebody, they have a 93% chance that they are going to lose their virginity by high school. And so, when you have your kids wait until they are older, you set them up to make far better choices, be able to resist more, and have a better goal in mind for what they want to have when they finally get married. Dads, it’s our job to run interference for our kids.
We need to sit our boys down when they start to date, and tell them, “This is what I expect of you when you take a girl out. You don’t take her to parties where there’s drugs or alcohol or anything she is going to be exposed to that is going to undermine her.