Appropriate teenage dating behavior
I have a big sign in my home that reads, “You are loved no matter what.” Even if they choose other than my expectations, my love will never diminish for them.I know that it’s inevitable that with this fun adventure of dating comes heartbreak, too. My heart got broken, even when I did the breaking up, because I was saying goodbye to someone I truly cared about, just didn’t feel it “working.” It’s hard, but so important to gain experience, and shape decisions for adulthood.
Here’s what gets tricky…in this day and age with texting so much, the art of communication is getting lost, and it seems people aren’t dating as much just for fun.
Whenever I hear the Celine Dion song, “Let Me Be the One to Love you More” I think of someone I broke up with in college, that it just wasn’t working out.
I cried as I listened to that song over and over, wondering when I’d find my true love.
Parents may not think they need to think about it until it happens, but as with most instances, if you don’t decide in advance, you might make a stressed out making last minute decisions. I’ve been so excited for years for my kids to grow up to be teenagers, and I’m reveling in this moment.
Just like all of the other fun stages of childhood, trying my best to soak it all in….capture it on camera…so I can relive it over and over for years to come. Every parent comes from a different experience and perspective, and I’m anxious to hear what the other ladies share as well.