Advice for parents about teen dating
There are no intermediaries between God's authority and that of parents.
Let the following characteristics of leadership be you guide to disciplining, training and guiding you children from an early age.
Regrettably or not, these experiences of yesterday's youth may be permanently archived in some remote cranial recess, never to be relived or eagerly shared with a son or daughter. Just as at one time couples were betrothed without the benefit of formal introductions as we knew them.
Today's teens are more comfortable with a social arena defined not by tentative and nervous "first phone calls" but rather, by informal and spontaneous gatherings of like-minded and comfortable peer groups.
Make sure that decisions facing your family are decided expeditously by you.
When your children eventually reach their teen years and "dating" relationships are realized, you will thank yourself for "plowing the ground" ahead of time.
Ultimately, making God-pleasing decisions is what it is all about.They will form the core of a solid Christian approach to guiding teen relationships later in life.Strive to understand and detect the temptations that face your children on a daily basis. Set the agenda for what you children are doing early on, especially through the elementary school years.Many teens enjoy "going out" with a group of friendsl Hanging out at a friend's house and watching videos or talking, going to the mall, whatever the event it is often done as a group of teens who are friends, not couples.Invariably, over time, teens within the group will pair up and begin seeing each other outside the group setting as well.