Yeah, your little girl is growing up, and she’s running around town with a new guy. And if the campus bad boy is picking up your daughter on his motorcycle, you probably feel justified in being a little concerned.
Your instincts say that she’s not bringing home a pocket protector-toting honor student, either.
They’ve been burned when they tried to help before, and they don’t want to get burned again. Result: You now have a not-so-real friendship because you have to pretend to be supportive of her choice in a husband.
You make excuses for not wanting to spend time with them because he makes your skin crawl.
And, if you’re teen daughter elects to start dating one of those undesirables, you might just want to pull all that hair out!
Teens choose to date who they date for a number of reasons.
One of the most terrifying moments of a not-yet-married man’s life is meeting his girlfriend’s father. Part of the problem is trying to understand a father’s role in his daughter’s pursuit of marriage.
Coping with the dating lives of teenagers can be a strain on any parent, but it can become even more difficult when you particularly dislike your teenager's boyfriend.
Parents must walk a fine line when they dislike their teenager's choice in a mate, as too much objection can push your child away, while pretending to be overly supportive can help the relationship flourish.
Your daughter might be attracted to the captain of the football teen, the misunderstood tough guy, the mysterious loner, the class clown, or the always in a fix bad boy.
She might react to peer pressure when selecting a date, she might go against the grain and date someone completely different, or she might want a guy with exactly the same values and goals as she has.