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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mom Talk Radio Roundtable: Teen Dating

First off, I would like to say that I am now officially diving into the blogging world head first, and I know that there will be many changes and learning experiences along the please be patient and offer me any advice you may have :)

I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a Mom Roundtable discussion on Mom Talk Radio today with Maria Bailey & another wonderful mother & we discussed Teen Dating.

For the life of me I cannot believe how fast these years have gone by and I now realize that I have 2 teenage daughters! Both of them blossoming and finding their niches in life along this wonderful/frightful journey of the teenage years.

My 13 yr old definitely has boys interested in her & I hear about some (I know not ALL) of the things that go on at school and when she is with her friends. How boys will make comments, ask for your #, have someone tell you that they like you. And then there is the Jr. High version of "going out" which is something that is very foreign to me now as an adult.

My 16 yr old daughter has friends that are exclusive with eachother and some that are dating in groups. She herself has gone on her first date with a sweet boy that we were very proud to see her with, when they're a gentleman it says alot about the boy and his family.

For Jr. High & even High School teens dating exclusively is something that they are not ready to handle, their bodies/brains are still maturing and not all of the decision making processes are connecting quite yet. So we see alot of these kids get in over their heads, emotions run wild and their capacity as a teen to deal with these complicated relationships is limited.

I really do feel in my heart that dating in groups starting at the age of 16 is the right thing to do. When we graduate from High School and really start finding ourselves and maturing as a young adult then we are ready to start dating exclusively to find what we are truly looking for in a mate.

This is my two cents on the subject..

Thank you again to Mom Talk Radio and Maria Bailey for having me as a guest today :)