Should boys and girls begin dating at 16
They're not as obvious and dangly as penises, at least.
So little girls have these bits between their legs that they can't really see all that well, and one day they realize they would like to know what those bits look like.
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I did not talk about Dads much in this post simply because I was writing this one for the moms.
I've heard many stories from teenage boys of having sex while their friend was asleep nearby in the room. But girls are, of course, not afforded the same liberty, because girls who want to know how their bodies work are obviously filthy little molesting sluts who ought to be publicly shamed and sent back to the kitchen to bake cake. She simply wanted to to find out what a vagina looked like.
But even the most rigid, sulky teenage boy needs hugs from Mom. Create a “hug a day” rule or something that makes it routine and normal. Finally: If you’re like me, you’ll love parenting your teenage son. Share in comments anything you would like to add, or a question, experience, or suggestion for other moms too. Here’s a more recent post about When your teenager is pulling away from you.
However at times it can feel like a crazy balancing act…Do they need more grace? Do they need space, or hugs, or advice, or WHAT!!!??? **If you have enjoyed this post, or think your friends could benefit–Please share to Facebook, Pin to Pinterest etc! (and how you might be part of the problem.) Also: a full series on the topic of parenting teen (and pre-teen) boys–see this post to find a list of related posts.
Now that my boys are developing into young-version human beings…It’s all making sense. God only knows I’ve messed up enough in every other stage, and I only hope they can forget about my mistakes. Today my son becomes a teenager, and tomorrow he’ll be packing for college (God willing. Between conversations with other moms, plenty of books on the subject, and talking to my boys directly, I have come up with what I think are the eleven most important things… Make them clear and consistent, and have absolute consequences in place for when they break rules. Even the quietest ones will open up when given the chance. They get a lot more of an idea about what is right, wrong, good and bad from what you do than what you say. No, you’ll never be perfect, and you can tell your kid that–but don’t use that fact as an excuse to be lame. If you teach them to speak well of others, make sure you do the same. To listen, or discipline.share a joke, or a hug…you need to be in close proximity to your kids.
:)) He won’t forget these years, and neither will I. It happens almost every day, and sometimes many times a day: Teenagers are always changing. Get them alone, in the car or wherever you can, and make it clear that you WANT to hear about their interests, and their lives. This may be my very favorite thing about these years. Believe in him with your heart, and tell him that you do. For those moms that work long hours or cannot be physically involved in your children’s lives, I encourage you to creatively find solutions for this.