Lorinda channelFrom Winston–Salem
Decision time for this dad. I will require my date to be respectful of me and my family. What kind of friends does she want to have? For many families, there is no question as to whether or not a teenager should get a job - for many families, it is financially necessary for the household as a whole.
Communicate With Your Daughter I know this seems like a no-brainer, but anyone raising a teen knows that they can get really secretive at this age. As long as the child is able to pursue their studies then any decision should be appropriate. In a healthy relationship, partners encourage each other to have all sorts of people and activities in their lives. Some parents believe that their child would tell them if there was a problem like that, unfortunately this is not usually the case. Rather than one talk about sex, there should be many talks about sex.