Arranging Your Child’s Marriage | Part 4

Arranging Your Child’s Marriage | Part 4

Feb 16

Preparing During the Middle School Years

We have mentioned it many times before … communication is an important key to training.  In order for you to be a safe place for your kids to come for accountability, there must be constant communication about the topic of dating.  Many parents are scared to discuss their teen’s relationships because everything looks so different today.  Many parents may also have a hard time getting their teen to open up about this topic.  Especially if you are trying to create this open atmosphere late in the game, it may be difficult.  We must consistently pursue our kids.  This is where the concept of “dating” our children is very helpful. Choosing to start this early on will help set the stage for communication later. During the middle school years you can begin the date training.  Going out to eat, coffee, or somewhere that is not your house may help to open the doors of communication in a neutral environment.  One parent with one child…. like on a date.  If you can, have fathers take out daughters and visa versa.  This way fathers can open doors, ect. and treat their daughters the way they would want their daughter respected on a date. Setting this time up with your child weekly/monthly will also help build the communication routine. Make sure to put it on your family calendar so it will consistently take place!

Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on positively impacting your child’s future marriage.