He hoped the conversation he was about to initiate would help close that gap. ” he asked, struggling to disguise the wobble he felt in his voice. Bill gripped the steering wheel and shot a glance into her eyes. Bill and his wife had talked before with Julie about God’s standards about sex, but soon she would be dating and making moral choices on her own. They were just a block from home, so gently but firmly, Bill pressed the final question: “Well then, would you mind telling me how far you intend to go? ” He stopped the car a few feet short of the driveway and feigned a look into the mailbox. If he had waited for a month, he wouldn’t have been ready for what she said. In our family the focus has not been on dating, but more on training our teens in their character and in how to develop a relationship with the opposite sex.
I know times are different, but I think my daughter is too young to go on dates,” she said. Folusho Alimi, said even though she had reservations initially, she allowed her daughter to start dating officially when she turned 15.
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.
“I would probably allow her go on a date when she turns 18 or 19. I don’t even know why she is desperate to go on a date; she should be thinking about her academics,” she said.
Oyebode said the issue of allowing her daughter go on dates has led to a series of heated discussions between them.
He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .
Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.
“I don’t tolerate inappropriate behaviour; but I find hard to control my only daughter.
Ever since she turned 16, she thinks she is now old enough for such. I didn’t grow up that way; my parents never allowed me go out with boys, even when I turned 20.
Pay attention to how they respond when you start a conversation about dating.
“Of course it will probably be uncomfortable for both of you,” Anthony says.
Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescence.