Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I parent this way, You parent that way......

(Michael and Abbie)
I have been getting lectures all night from family members and people from FB, saying that my 12 1/2 year old son is to young for a girlfriend.. In some peoples eyes, this may be true but I don't think that there is anything wrong with him having girlfriend,especially since they have been "dating" since October 2009. The only time they really see each other is at school and an occasional night with parents... They text and talk online! I trust my children, I feel like if I have to give them the chance to be trusted and if for some reason they mess up and I cant trust them anymore,well that's something we will deal with when that time comes! I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I do "hear"them.. Doesn't mean I have to agree with them! My daughter lives with her dad and has NO life.. She is almost in 10th grade and cant have a bf, cant go to mall with friends or movies with friends. I hate that she has no life... People raise their children in all different ways, I chose to let mine have a GF at almost 13.......

3 comments:

Danielle said...

I agree honey! He's gonna have to learn sometime, 13 is not too young, in my opinion! As long as everything is supervised, I see absolutely NO problem with it! You're a great momma and your judgement is the only one that matters!!! xoxo

Joseph Burnett said...

I think this is good for him! I just hope that if and when it ends that he takes it with stride and it doesn't break him down... But, life is life and lessons are to be learned. All those parents that shield their kids from life end up with kids that have to learn life and how it works when they are older and that is so much harder than when those same lessons are learned by children...

Kristal said...

I always fear the day that one of my kids get a broken heart, but your right.. I cant shield them from it.. Its out there and sadly each of them will go through it.. I just hope they learn from it and as they say, life goes on....