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Do You Really Worry About Your Youngster Dating?

Benji Madden is the latest person hopping on the overprotective bandwagon when it comes to his lil darling, niece Harlow, dating. The twin brother to the baby's daddy, Joel, said he'd have a shotgun ready when the 11-month old's callers eventually come a knocking. While most moms and dads don't delight in the thought of someone eventually taking out their tot, the tough talk is usually tongue-in-cheek. Or, do you sincerely worry about your sweetheart's future social life?

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jessie jessie 8 years
yes i worry, my kids are young too. my son just turned 10 and i worry in 5 years about him starting dating. :faint: it doesn't matter how much i prepare myself...i'll prolly be drinking the night all my kids go on their first dates...
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I didn't think it sounded snarky, just inquiring. :)
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
that is awful :hug:
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Greggie, that's awful. I'm so sorry. Please know that I was asking because I was curious.. I wasn't being snarky and I apologize if it came across that way.
pss pss 8 years
yeah me too greggie, in christmas eve a man tried to rape my friend he couldn´t cause she wears a buffer, and she says she felt so powerless because you can´t do anything, I mean I dont think sons have to worry about that, well of course they can be in danger too but no in the same way.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I watch way too much SVU too I had to stop watching it after I became pregnant. It was too disturbing for me. I'm mhg, adolescence scares the hell out of me! I know that I can't rely on the school system to teach my kid anything about real life so I have to do all that and then leave it up to faith and my child's judgment that she will do the right thing and if anything be safe.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Greggie I'm with you. I watch way to much SVU and it's easier for guys to overpower girls. Yes tweener girls might call the house everyday but the chances of them assualting them or giving them alcohol/drugs so they can have sex with them is smaller.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I was raped when I was 18.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
"I understand all that and my boys will be educated as well. It's still difficult for me, as a victim, to not worry about my daughter more." Greggie, how are you a victim?
runningesq runningesq 8 years
lickety I'm with you too. hate the double standard.
mhg mhg 8 years
i totally worry about adolesence (dating, drugs, academics) and mine are only 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. i have 2 boys and of course i will instill in them, a respect for women and themselves. but like others have mentioned, it's the girls that worry me, especially when i've talked to moms with teenage boys. apparently, some girls now are very forward, very aggressive. if i had a girl, though, i'd be worried about her too and all the aggressive, manipulative boys out there. guess i'm a worrier and probably need therapy :)
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I haven't even thought about it yet, even in jest. Geesh, I'm worried about my son hitting basic milestones right now, not getting it on with a girl (or boy). :)
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 8 years
Hehe, I'm half terrified out of my mind and I'm half joking when I talk about the morning when I woke up, rolled over and asked my hubby whether they still make chastity belts. I think a parent that doesn't worry about their child & dating is blissfully unaware, but it there can be too much over protection as well, which is equally harmful. Bottom line - I'm moving to the Artic Circle and keeping my kids isolated until the age of majority. ;) Okay, seriously, I'll do the best darn job I can of educating them, supervising them (as appropriate), providing information and resources, and pray like heck that they make good decisions when situations arise. Hehe, did I say *arise*? :)
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I understand all that and my boys will be educated as well. It's still difficult for me, as a victim, to not worry about my daughter more.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
lickety split...i like your style if you teach your children to make good choices, then you've done your duty not to mention, young girls these days are total sexual predators...it's the teenage and teeniebopper girls who are the pursuers most of the time...poor grade 7 boys are scared while girls spend countless nights calling them over and over!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i hate that shotgun comment more every time i hear it. girls can be just as aggressive as boys, i'm tired of girls being presented as gullible victims just waiting to be taken advantage of. as for dating, how could you not love the person that loves your child? hopefully we have done our job as parents and our girls make, (and date those that make) appropriate choices.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I sure do even though it's still a long way off. Doesn't every parent?
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My sons, no. My daughter, yes. I have faith that I can raise my sons to be respectful of their date, but I can't do that for my daughter's dates. Obviously I want to raise her to be respectful too, but I unfortunately know from experience how a woman can be overtaken against her will. Yeah, I worry about that happening to my daughter.
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