Believes parents should prohibit kids from dating until they are

Quit that extra job on the weekends or in the evenings and instead drive the kids to the mosque for Halaqas and activities instead.

Or consider switching shifts at work so that you're home when the kids are. Whether it's in the car during a traffic jam, early morning after Fajr, or right before you go to bed, read the Quran with a translation and/or Tafseer. You will, Insha Allah, reconnect with Allah, and in the long run, develop into a role model helping your whole family, not just your teen, reconnect with Him too.

Jan Hare, and from materials by Lawrence Altman, Eleanor Macklin, Karen Pittman and the national PTA. Disclaimer: Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension or bias against those not mentioned.

Extension Family & Human Development Specialist [email protected] Adapted from information prepared for Oregon State University Extension by Dr. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

Perhaps even more alarmingly, it also found significant levels of abuse in these relationships.

"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.

At the end of the day, "it's better than saying they shouldn't date at all." "What is healthy is being in a group of boys and girls and transitioning from same-sex-only groups into groups in contact with the other sex," says Connolly.

"But I didn't start dating until I was 18," says Mom. According to one survey, nearly half of teens between the ages of 11 to 14 years old are dating.

More and more parents are faced with this dilemma today.

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