Nostalgia has washed over me, bathing me in the past, reminding me that the innocence I see upon my daughter's face was once mirrored on my own.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.
The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and girls to socialize as part of a group.
They march off en masse to the mall or to the movies, or join a gang tossing a Frisbee on the beach.
You might add or subtract a year depending on how mature and responsible your youngster is. Love is a subject of unending fascination for adolescents.
Topping their list of questions is, “How do you know when you’re in love with somebody?
The first time they experience romantic rejection, the sadness can seem bottomless.
Parents need to treat a brokenhearted youngster’s feelings seriously.
Those that endure until graduation day rarely survive the post-high-school years.Just look at the words used to describe affection between two young people: “infatuation,” “crush,” “puppy love.” If it feels like love to the two puppies, isn’t it love?To reiterate a point made earlier, it wasn’t all that long ago that many couples got married in their teens.Still, when an adult relationship ends badly, at least the wounded party knows from having weathered other disappointments that the all-too-familiar hollow feeling and veil of depression will inevitably lift.Teenagers haven’t yet learned how resilient the heart is.