Why are parents strict about dating
Kids today don’t plunge into dating without first going through the “talking to each other” phase.This means a boy and girl who feel an attraction spend time together, whether alone or in groups, then text and/or Snapchat in-between.
So in short if they get lenient with their children they are afraid they become spoiled and naughty. I had strict parents so I don't know what a nurturing family would be like, but I'll tell you what having strict parents did for me: With strict (and Asian) parents, the expectations are way too high. Usually, a strict parent can be overprotective and/or controlling, believing they're raising their children "properly" when in reality they can do more damage than good. a lot of times parents are strict is because they want their child to be safe and they might think if they say no to the fun stuff then their child won't be in danger. If your boyfriend thinks his parents are too strict, he could talk to them and explain how he feels and why he thinks they are too strict.
We’re learning this at the same time our children are navigating through it.” What follows is a teen dating primer to help your child — and you — forge the valley between child and young adult.
It’s not unusual for sixth-graders to say, “I have a boyfriend/girlfriend.” Often these relationships develop through texting.
The rest are either completely single or talking to someone.
“Maybe among the younger girls it’s more important to have a boyfriend, but as we’ve gotten older, it’s just not as important,” she says.
A fairly high bar stands between this phase and actual “dating,” wherein one member of the couple — usually the boy — officially asks the other out.