There are simply too many dangers associated with this kind of activity.Instead, they should be encouraged to participate in their parents.These first relationships usually don’t go beyond chatting, posing for pictures later posted on social media and requests to attend coed group outings.
Dating in high school is normal but sometimes things can get out of hand.
Dating should be a fun, social experience, and not an obligation or abusive relationship.
Ed Parrish, a banker and father of four from Graham, has noticed that his 13-year-old son has started asking his older sister if her friend’s younger sister can join her on visits to the Parrish home. Sometimes, his son will go to the movies with guy friends and “meet up” with a group of girls from school, Parrish says.
He feels comfortable with these early forays because “we’ve given him the talk about the need to respect young ladies and what we expect of him.”What to watch for: Cellphones and social media can lay traps for preteens and young teens.
As prom season approaches, it’s easy to conjure romantic thoughts of dating rituals we experienced long ago.