Just the thought of our daughters being in the game can make us feel like throwing up in our mouth. And therein lies the challenge. As moms we need to give our girls the knowledge to navigate relationships in a way that respects their boundaries, but also ensures that they have all the tools they need to avoid getting hurt.
So, we do the next best thing, which is to talk all the talk and give our girls as much of our knowledge as we can before they ever even leave the house.
So use this as a jumping-off point and just start the conversation. Add your own advice and the opinions of the people you trust and then just keep talking. And even though we have to back out of the picture eventually and let them make their own decisions, we can still ensure that all of our advice is safely tucked inside their metaphorical wristlet every time they head out the door.
Practical Dating Advice for Guys. Lisa Sugarman lives just north of Boston, Massachusetts.
Read and discuss all her columns and books at lisasugarman. She's also the founder and moderator of The Vomit Booth, the popular Facebook Group where parents can go to bond, share, and connect over the madness of raising kids in today's world. High School Relationships.
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Essential dating advice for teenage girls
Stay away from drama. No one wants to be caught in the middle of a stressful, dramatic situation, so keep things open and honest. Never give up your independence. And while it may take a while for the hurt to fade, time really does heal most wounds of the heart.
Plus, no two people are the same, so comparing is a waste of time. Show gratitude when your partner does something special for you.
Never assume you know what your partner is thinking. Remember to talk to each other.
Because relationships are always a work in progress, so you need to keep the lines of communication open. Never kiss and tell. Moms are always there in the wings to help when you need us. Facebook Pin Tweet.
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