Last week the 12 year old asked when she can start dating.
I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age.
Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.
Michelle Anthony, Ph D, a developmental psychologist and learning therapist in Denver, suggests an opening line like: “It sounds like a lot of kids are talking about dating now. ” If you can't tell what dating means to your kid, try discussing dating as shown on TV shows or in movies that are age-appropriate.
My husband and I have been discussing the answer to our daughter's question and we just don't know the right answer.
But in this moment when men are struggling to claim their place as equal parents while society expects divorced dads to be the lackadaisical weekend father, I get why you are compelled to go overboard with your expressed devotion. If you are indeed ready for a real love, create a space for her.
In my four years of dating website experience, I've met a good number of girls; the dating websites give a good deal of provision when meeting people from all over the world through messaging systems, voice chat and video chat.
In my earlier days, I would hesitate a bit, but not I can participate in all sorts of online conversations.
We all know that life isn't easy, but I'm the kind of happy-go-lucky guy that prefers to accept whatever comes his way.
I've never been scared of facing challenges, be they in my educational or professional career or any other personal matter like friend soul mate issues.