Teenage dating can cause a great deal of stress for parents. It’s might be a bit easier if you have a son. But when your daughter begins dating, there are many things to worry about. As a result, parents tend to overlook the numerous opportunities they have for helping their daughter through this exciting time, as well as encouraging her to build healthy relationships.
As important as several things are in your life, nothing will ever be as important as the relations your daughter establishes throughout her life. The dating experience will open up a whole new world for her, as well as for you.
If you’re a high-handed mother who is extremely overbearing and has no respect whatsoever for her feelings, choices and decisions, then you might have a problem. Your daughter won’t be able to confide in you or tell you simple things that goes on in her life.
You might think there’s nothing going on in her life because you feel she’s too young, but you’re very wrong. The world is changing, so are the people that live in it. Hence, she’s not left out.
So as a mother, how do you or did you navigate the ups and downs that come with the dating experience?
Did you encourage boundaries and limits?
Did you educate your daughter about sex?
Did you emphasize the importance of confidence?
How did you help her find a balance between dating and concentrating on her studies?
Did you think the relationship was going too far?
Let us know how you dealt with the situation.