In the previous months we have discussed the topic of dating in great detail. As we look at our final checklist for launching our children into adulthood this area needs to be addressed again. There are several issues with dating that can come up for the college student if they have not been trained how to process through them before hand.
We need to help our kids learn how to properly balance relationships. Some teens really struggle with the concept that relationships are only one aspect of their lives. When they become all consumed by a relationship the other areas of their lives begin to suffer. If teens do not learn how to balance relationships there can be drastic consequences as adults.
A second area that we need to help our kids with before they leave our home is knowing boundaries with the opposite sex. Again like we have talked about in great detail in past months, the consequences for casual sex in today’s culture can be devastating. Because of this we need to spend lots of time with our kids on this area so that by the time they leave our house they are well prepared.