16 year old dating

An adult who thinks this is okay, is not thinking about "the child's" best interest.

I’m in the middle of a week where we’re talking about how to encourage your kids to do the right thing and make good decisions.

But rather than arguing my self, I thought I’d let my daughters do it for me!

On Thursday my 19-year-old will tell us why teenagers don’t need to rebel.

Today I’m going to let my 16-year-old explain why she’s not dating in high school.

These are her words, not mine, and her arguments, not mine.

would be the day that I allowed one of my kids, male or female, in high school to date anyone more than three years older than them. Once the young person is an adult, they should be equipped to make good choices in their life and understand that they are responsible for the choices and decisions they make.

A 30 year old is almost old enough to be a 16 year olds father. Until then, they are minors and a 30 year old needs to stay away from minors.

What would a 30 year old possibly have in common with a 16 year old?

Young people need parents and adults to role model appropriate skills and behaviors.

I show you just to encourage you that it IS possible to raise a teen who won’t want to date in high school, and to tell those of you, especially those with younger kids, to encourage a super close relationship with your kids, teach them to love God, and then EXPECT them to do the right thing.

Here’s Katie: Wondering how you can encourage your child to choose not to date in high school?

Barrett Johnson, who guest posted yesterday, has a great new book out about having the Talk(s) with your kids!