High school boys and dating
Then it’s time to tell them what you’re okay with and where you have hard limits.
Be brave enough to have hard conversations about physical and emotional intimacy and reputation and anything else that concerns you.
Talking it through with your child is a great opportunity to learn more about what drives their feelings, and it gives you the opportunity to share yours.
High School can be a very stressful time and many students already have enough on their plates.
Maybe your child envisions texting with someone they’re too afraid to talk to in the hallway at school. Before you freak out, calmly ask, “What does it mean to date someone at your age?
Making the situation more complex is that we’re talking about a term without a universal definition. Maybe you envision kids skipping class to fool around in the woods.
With sports, grades and college applications, many wonder why would they ever want to add onto that workload.
But, a girlfriend can open a guy’s eyes to new things, as well as give some experience in a relationship that will be helpful in the future.
It may be old-fashioned, but keeping adults in the mix is a great way to slow things down.
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