Ed Parrish, a banker and father of four from Graham, has noticed that his 13-year-old son has started asking his older sister if her friend’s younger sister can join her on visits to the Parrish home. Sometimes, his son will go to the movies with guy friends and “meet up” with a group of girls from school, Parrish says.
He feels comfortable with these early forays because “we’ve given him the talk about the need to respect young ladies and what we expect of him.”What to watch for: Cellphones and social media can lay traps for preteens and young teens.
Call 314.454.8336 for information and support on ways to promote mental health with your children and teens, as well as specific referrals to mental health provid... If the answer is yes, it is very likely that he or she is dating, or is at least showing interest in dating.
He had prayed for an opportunity to talk to her alone—without her three brothers around. “Oh, okay,” Julie replied, in cryptic teenage fashion. “Have you thought through how far you are going to go, physically, with the opposite sex? They wanted to encourage her to make the right ones. He knew his wife always got the mail, but Julie was acting like a basketball team ahead by one point in the fourth quarter, hoping the clock would run out. Our teens do not go out on a date every Friday and Saturday night.
Kids with learning and attention issues benefit from explicit instruction.
Don’t assume that if you hint at something, your child will catch the whole meaning.
Every year, 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience some sort of physical abuse from their dating partner.
The numbers are staggering, and, yet, it seems that no one is talking about it.