Kids dating at a young age
"Teenagers often wonder two things: how to date and what a healthy relationship is," says Jennifer Connolly, Ph D, Director of the La Marsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University."Parents should take an active role in teaching and helping their kids understand what normal dating behaviours are." By understanding what "healthy" dating is at this age, parents can set limits and protect their child. While it was a bit of a leap of faith to have my first child, I’ll never regret my and my wife’s choice to have her. Just because now I’m super-duper-crazy-brainwashed-ultra-orthodox? They wear silly sunglasses that they last wore in fourth grade (you know, the kinds with the neon colored plastic rims), they go to parties so they can get drunk so they can meet people that are also cool and pretend like they’re best friends, they get tattoos and get mohawks. Can you imagine living in a world where you no longer are beholden to other people’s arbitrary judgments of who you are based on what you wear and where you go on Saturday nights? When you’re a parent, you’re expected to be boring.
I’m twenty seven years old and married with a ten-month-old daughter. When you become a parent, and you have a little tike running around, smiling at you, and generally lighting up your world, you begin to realize that the world is already exciting enough. I’ve seen men wear their daughter’s pink Disney Princess backpack without looking self-conscious at all. But the problem is, most people don’t realize what they’re trading all these things in for: A HUMAN LIFE! A soul that came from you and the person you love most in the world.Some eight, some ten, some twelve and some even more. Such zen can only be accomplished by naturally being tuned out to all the ridiculous thoughts that come with wanting to be cool, and only having a child around you will truly help you reach such a level. They say it costs about 0,000 to raise a child until they’re eighteen (according to Calvin and Hobbes).