When is it a good time for our kids to start a BGR?
I think most parents would say - anytime is a BAD time! And I totally agree. They should only start it when they are young men and women, never when they are mere boys and girls!
We'll, I think when they are mere boys and girls, i.e. under 18 they should just be focussing on their school work. I know this is an old fashioned view, but I guess I am old fashioned, being, as my kids call it : "so old"!! But i feel that when they are that young, studies should come first. No time for the emotional see-saws that result out of these relationships. No time for dates. Any dates should be on their own account, never out of parents pockets! Gosh! Too many things against young BGRs for me.
My husband is also getting all anxious over this BGR
Why? We chanced upon a post on FB where a girl asked my son : "do you like me?"
What kind of respectable girl asks a boy that, we thought! Anyway, he is way too young! Not even 12, and with major exams coming up, he absolutely has no time! But you know what? My son responded with a "I don't know" !!! * slaps forehead *
Now that girl is messaging him every available hour she has free! And he feels compelled to respond to her. Urgh!!!
Now, you know why I am so against it? Can you blame me?