As prom season approaches, it’s easy to conjure romantic thoughts of dating rituals we experienced long ago.
Perhaps the thought of all those sweet young couples slow dancing under paper streamers coaxes a nostalgic sigh or two. If you’re the parent of a child who has recently started middle school, get ready for a decidedly new dating scene.
If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.
Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.
Tell your teen that you will talk about dating when he or she is ____ years old.
Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.