Admittedly I am not friends with anyone who has teenage girls, for all I know they see boys behaving in the exact same manner. I would not tolerate my own children talking to me in such a disrespectful manner and I certainly would not take it from one of their friends. Then I ignored the next 8 calls from her as we drove the 2 miles home. So far my son says she isn’t bothering him and the phone records support this.
More and more as I witness the teen boy-girl relationships I am surprised at how aggressive the girls seem to have become, compared to what I remember when I was a teenager. Upon hearing the news I think I managed not to do a fist pump in the air until I was in the next room alone.One son was dating a girl for a short time who said that for Christmas she didn’t want a present. Yes, that means what you think it can not possibly mean. In talking with my friends who are also mothers of teenage boys, this is not uncommon.Teens who can talk to their parents about anything will feel supported and develop self-confidence.It's important for parents to talk with their teens about dating in a non-judgmental, open way.There is not a specific age when teenagers begin to date.
Level of maturity, peer pressure, hormones, and the desire to find someone to have a close relationship with are all reasons why teenagers begin to date.They are familiar with the questions and issues that can come up and how to handle them.Most importantly, they have learned what works and what doesn't work when it comes to communicating with a teenager.Any parent of a teenager knows how challenging it can be when a teen becomes interested in dating.Caring parents try to do all they can to be there for a child who has questions or wants to discuss anything. Remember the tv show when Blair was in the back of a van with a boy who was trying to force himself onto her, that was the message I grew up with.