If you immediately jump on the bandwagon, calling this person out – you become a hypocrite in your teen’s eyes.
And, your stronger aversion toward this person WILL often make your teens attraction even more exciting.
For parents, young love seems more like a hodge-podge of drama and mistakes where adult insight is somehow trumped by teenage hormones and declarations of ‘love.’ Here we have young folks who cannot even get their rooms cleaned in a timely manner, who can barely survive an hour without being attached to a cell phone, and who forget to do homework and still have to be reminded to brush their teeth, yet they somehow think they are mentally equipped to choose ‘partners’ of their own.
And as with most things, the parents are the ones left shaking their heads and wondering why their teenager is dating such a loser.
Most parents worry about teenagers dating because of safety issues such as driving a car at night and crime statistics.
Hopefully, if your teen is dating a loser, they will have the presence of mind to figure it out on their own and the relationship will fall on the low end of the scale.
Today’s dating world brings a whole new set of challenges to life as a parent!
As a parent, you know that if you tell your child NO, or dig in your heels – the possibility that they will skirt around your back and sneak out, or do what they want anyways, potentially putting themselves in danger – become higher.
And yet, despite the constant cries from your teen that you have no idea what you’re talking about – you know trouble when you see it. The first piece of advice for parents, who think their teen is dating is loser, is this! You have spent years telling your child not to judge others, and to accept other people for who they are, not how they look.
The loser status of your teen’s new fling was evident the first time you met him or her.