So who is this new person that my used-to-be-child, is bringing home to dinner? You ask yourself this and many other questions as your over-protective husband loads up his 12-gauge shotgun ready to hunt the boy that he won’t let prey on his baby girl.
Maybe it’s your son’s first date and he wants to use the car to take his sweetie pie around town. But remember, he’s seventeen with a lead foot and he already has two tickets to his name thus raising his insurance.
Parents, what do you do when your children start dating?
You dread to think about it, I know. Your kids are getting older; the innocent years of their childhood are only to become memories in digital photo albums on the family computer. Parents, please realize this is all a part of growing up. Heck do you honestly think that your parents were happy with all of dating choices, probably not.
Embrace your children as they grow into mature adults. Give them hope; tell them stories about your dating joys and woes when you were their age. Truth be told, I still like to hear those same ol’ stories about when my parents were dating. It gives me a slice of hope and also great to hear.
So parents, single or married, be there for your kids when they need your advice, though you may not agree with who they’re with at the time. Remember; opposition creates more walls.