Every good family cell phone policy should take cell phone usage into account. Luke Porter via Unsplash. As a parent, there have been many times that I wish I had the benefit of hindsight; times that I wish I could get a do-over; and times when I wish I had been better prepared. One such time was the day I gave my kids their first cell phones. In retrospect, I realize that their cell phones should have come with some sort of parent-child cell phone contract, maybe a child-to-parent payment plan, or at the very least, a list of cell phone rules for kids.
Setting Ground Rules for Teen Dating
Megs Rules for dating my son
As your children grow up, it's normal for them to think about having a boyfriend or girlfriend. They've probably been hanging out with friends of both sexes and doing things as a group, but they may be thinking about one-on-one dating. It's time to talk about the different types of relationships and love and to prepare to set rules for dating. Talking about relationships in regular, everyday conversations lets you and your child talk about your family values when it comes to friendship, dating, and love. Dating helps young people learn to get along with others, communicate, negotiate, make decisions, and learn to be assertive. It's an important part of growing up, and talking about it together will help your teen mature. So, how will you handle the teen dating scene?
My Sons’ 12 Rules for Dating
Parenting a teenager is often considered a challenging task. As your innocent and obedient children start developing ideas and thoughts of their own, it is your responsibility as a parent to steer them in the right direction. And for that, you need to have some house rules in place. Teenage is the tender as well as the right age to teach your children discipline, compassion, and integrity. So have rules and do not hesitate to act a bit strict in areas where your teenager needs your support.
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