Teenager mom dating
Having a written contract helps take the pressure off guessing when a teen is ready to date.It’s impossible to say that someone is ready to date at a specific age.Instead, dating readiness should be the result of a teenager displaying certain internal character qualities.Several months before I had asked Stacey out, my parents had agreed that I’d demonstrated the necessary integrity according to our contract.However, while placing fruit on my plate, somehow I flipped a large piece of watermelon against Stacey’s forehead.Stunned, Stacey let the watermelon slowly drip off her forehead — casually kicking it under the food bar.As we help parents answer this difficult question, we encourage them to develop a dating contract.
It’s possible that I wasn’t prepared, but before that night my family and I did something that helped me make a wise decision about dating.
What we did is the same thing that other families can do to help determine if their teenagers are ready to begin dating as well.
CREATING A DATING CONTRACT What can parents do specifically to assist their teenagers in making a decision about dating?
It would probably be an understatement to say that dating is an important part of a teenager’s life.
In one study, researchers found that high school students consistently rated the time spent alone with an opposite-sex partner as the time when they were happiest and most satisfied with life.