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Though I’m VERY excited to talk about it, I have to also be very careful, to respect my children, and their privacy. I think she was flattered, maybe thought the boy was cute, but she knew she wasn’t up for that, and had an easy fall back of “I’m not allowed to.”In my head, I was kinda like….”well, you could have…” and thought it was sweet, but after thinking about it more, I was very impressed with her for being so mature.She had told me months later that her friends that “went out” with a boy (mind you, this is 4th grade) it got complicated and awkward, and she felt bad for them.Whenever I hear the Celine Dion song, “Let Me Be the One to Love you More” I think of someone I broke up with in college, that it just wasn’t working out.I cried as I listened to that song over and over, wondering when I’d find my true love.
I’m so excited to start sharing more thoughts on parenting teens, in a monthly series with a few friends, where they will join me in talking about teen topics, as we share our thoughts/experiences. It’s always been that, they have always known, so that decision was made well in advance. Not sure if it’s because of my chill boys, or because they’ve just always known the family rule. My daughter was “asked out” in 4th grade, and though I thought it was adorable and fairly harmless, she said, “I can’t date til I’m 16” to the boy, and that was that.Ok, I’m going to go here…I think something that parents tend to be most worried about when it comes to serious dating with teens is not being responsible when it comes to the physical stuff!As I mentioned in my love story, I was taught, and chose abstinence before marriage, and we encourage the same thing with our children.He did get asked to a girls choice dance that’s coming up in a few weeks, and I’m excited for him to go out and have fun with friends.I’m giddy mom that gets so excited about this kind of stuff. Lucky for me, I taught my sons’ peers in class last year, and I can get the scoop on who likes who.
Yep, it gets complicated FOR SURE, why start it so young??