They love to cook together in our kitchen and try out new recipes.They turn on the music and sing, dance, and make a bunch of the healthy-type of food that is so popular today. Interestingly, this young man is aggressive in his desire for me to know him and vice versa.Last night was one of those nights where my hubby proved to be my hero yet again.He spent about 30 minutes having a very important conversation with a young man we know. (Heavy sigh.) We knew this day would get here, and though my husband was prepared to just lock her in the closet until she turned 22, we recognize that part of our responsibility while she's still under our roof is to help her navigate appropriate relationships, especially dating relationships.I think of how amazing it would have been if my dad had actually sat down with and interviewed my dates when I was a teenager. My hubby has been taking our daughter out on dates since she was a little girl, so any fella' who wants to spend time with her has some big shoes to fill (literally—size 14)!For years I've told him this day was coming and for years he has wanted to avoid the subject.I’m not proud of my years as a teenage boy, but as a parent I have a wealth of experience to draw upon. I know you’re going to kiss, but I sure don’t want to see it. Show my daughter the respect she deserves, and she’s been taught to treat you the same way. And no, you can’t go out of town together to see a concert. We spent all those years teaching and instilling values.
We need to educate our girls and make them aware of personality traits that are sure to be red flags in a relationship. Flattery is a manipulation to get a person to behave a particular way. A compliment is meant to make someone else feel good. Rudeness to a person in a service position, an elderly person, handicapped individual, or a parent is a bad sign. spends lots of money and expects something in return. These are the people who love you, know you, and care about you. And one bonus thought: If your friends and family don’t like him, take heed. She loves mentoring moms and dads and speaking on the topic of parenting. Lori Wildenberg co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting and Licensed Parent and Family Educator is passionate about coming alongside parents and encouraging them to parent well.
Last year when Dennis Rainey wrote his book, , my hubby had it read faster than I have ever seen him read any book.