You see, today’s post enters the zone of personal morals and family convictions. (This topic of course will be covered in a future post, but as far as it affects dating I wanted to include it here.) 6.And though I am happy to share what we do as a family and why, I am well-aware that plenty of readers will take a different approach than we have. So I won’t be writing this in a “Do this” and “Don’t do that” format. If he plans on being physically involved with a girl, is your son clear on all of the things related to sexual involvement?Teenagers hate dishonesty, and it can be especially damaging when coming from a parent.Be as honest as you can with them, and if they ask you for your opinion, give your honest assessment.Does your son have someone in his life that he would turn to for accountability and support?
It is your teen’s responsibility to know your rules and follow them.
It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.
But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.
It may be hard to see your child growing up and finding new people to get close to, but if you take the right steps and teach them how relationships are supposed to be, they’re much more likely to make the right choices.
Welcome to part Four in my All things teen/pre-teen boy series. If you’ve missed any, catch the introduction, and first three posts here: Intro, Preparing for Puberty, Kids and Porn, and What to Expect When Your Son Starts Puberty.