A Guest Article by Miss Lisa Jander This article provides some essential tips for parents whose teenagers are beginning to explore the realm of dating. Should she turn the wheel with the skid or against it?
She isn’t a very experienced driver at 17 but I still let her journey out into the tundra praying she wouldn’t hit a sheet of black ice that looks like dry pavement. ” Those were my thoughts two years ago when we lived in Michigan and my daughter was just learning to drive. Had I explained to my daughter how to respond to a skid?
Both roads lead to hazardous situations that we can’t predict.
Both driving and dating can go from safe to scary in 7 seconds flat.
Just because those who are parenting teens aren’t sitting in the seat beside our kids doesn’t mean we stop instructing them on driving conditions.
How often then should we be providing teen dating advice and addressing the manner in which our teens are handling their relationships?
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and posting to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.
But without experience in a romantic relationship, teens don't know what to expect.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.