Parents should prohibit kids from dating
So while thinking about or dabbling in this grown up part of life is normal, you may consider counseling if your child is habitually experimenting with relationships at a young age.
Making the situation more complex is that we’re talking about a term without a universal definition. Maybe you envision kids skipping class to fool around in the woods.
I don’t know where she will take the subject as she goes on through the series, but I did want to touch on the premise she begins with—that parents need to be involved.
The Necessary Parent When we attended Bill Gothard’s IBLP Basic Seminar back in the mid-80s, one of the topics he covered was dating.
It may be old-fashioned, but keeping adults in the mix is a great way to slow things down.
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