Kids and Dating.
When it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? And what age is appropriate?
On this episode, the Moms discuss when to let your kid start dating and setting guidelines for relationships.
Some parents may be surprised to hear labels like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” and “dating” from their child. It could mean anything from sitting together in class to hanging out in groups to strong romantic attachments.
“It’s so challenging when you’re young. “Does she like me? Do I like her?”” said Dr. Cathy Subber.
So when do you let them start dating? There’s no right answer. The Moms say it’s important to consider your child as an individual and take their emotional maturity and sense of responsibility into account.
“When your child is dating, their lives shouldn’t turn upside down,” added Saritha Arellano.
And yes, it can be alarming and uncomfortable to think about your kids and dating, but the Moms agree it’s about perspective.
“As a parent you start looking at dating a little bit different and you start looking at if this person is bringing out the best in my child,” said Patti Minglin.
- Dr. Cathy Subber
- Saritha Arellano
- Erica Lopez
- Patti Minglin
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