instead seeing their teenage years as a time for educational preparation & not worrying about energy draining relationships? There are parents who contend that their children are relationship failures because the latter elect not to date while teenagers. Such parents feel out of place among their friends whose children do date. There are parents who nag their children to have girlfriends/boyfriends although the child is clearly uninterested in being in relationships during this time. These teens contend that the teen years are preparatory years for college & later a career.
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THANK YOU, IN UTTER CONCURRENCE!
I KNEW SOME!
Yeah,well,I brought this up to the wife&she informed me in no uncertain terms that I am the one in a parallel world if I don't think this happens!She has witnessed parents forcing teens to date.So I say it's wrong&stupid.Thoseparentsinvitintr
Unfortunately, and unbelievably so, like gmwilliams, I have also seen this ridiculous behavior among parents....most likely due to their own issues with acceptance and peer pressure they still remain in high school mentality instead of parental resp.
A mom I knew forced son to see porn at age 5 & date older girls starting at age 13.. He dated men & women in high school and after, ended up alone at age 30+, still living at home, working at WalMart. Kind of like Robin Williams in "One Hour