Therefore, as parents, how can you tell if your son or daughter is ready to date?
Our parents struggled with this same question, especially after my (Michael’s) first serious date as a sophomore in high school.
Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.
In addition to the biological changes of puberty, they experience cognitive changes that allow them to think more abstractly. And as they seek greater independence, they often come into conflict with parents.
Teenagers spend their days online visiting sites like facebook, twitter, myspace, as well as playing video games, watching tv, and even reading books that send them confused messages.
Online teens see photos of drinking, partying, drug abuse, casual sex and other irresponsible behavior, while being sold on the idea of having a “sophisticated” lifestyle.
Social networking sites have become preferred outlets for interaction and remove any subtlety or relevance messages contain leaving teens confused about the ideas and images their being show.