So the whole point of the rules above are to help Mormons to keep from disobeying God’s commandments about morality and sex, so that when they decide to marry later on in life, they can marry for eternity.If you understand that, you’ll understand something else, too.
I’m bias, but I find most Mormons are very cheerful people who care about others.Jan 2008 My 15 year old daughter informed me yesterday that she's been texting an 18 year old boy she met at the bus stop. At the time, I talked with her about ''the dangers'' while also validating how good it felt to have someone notice you etc. So, now they're texting and she's grinning and blushing and feeling all special . ) On the other hand, my saying that will only encourage her as she is seriously rebelling these days.She had told me about him a month ago, telling me that this really cute guy kept approaching her to talk with her. I tried talking with her about it but she was angry that I was ruining her fantasy and finally said ''Fine! '' which I trust about as much as I trust George W. Any feedback from parents who have been through this? Sign me as: conflicted mother My daughter started seeing a 15 year old boy (on the water polo team)when she was 15 and I had her keep her door open when he came over and requested that his parents do the same. I always ask her to be home by dark, no matter what she's doing, out of not wanting her to walk around alone at night because it's not safe. I offered to give him a ride home but he didn't want one.Write it out, or type it on the computer and print it out and have your teen sign it.Then if they break the rule, they know what is coming.Sample Rules for Toddlers Sample Rules for Kindergarteners Sample Rules for Elementary Sample Rules for Middle Schoolers Sample Rules for Teenagers Sample Consequences for Toddlers Sample Consequences for Kindergarteners Sample Consequences for Elementary Sample Consequences for Middle Schoolers Sample Consequences for Teenagers When teens have an area that they particularly have a hard time following the rules on, a contract may be beneficial.Hammer out the details together, including the consequences and dates if appropriate.The teen years are our last chance to instill our values and help our children become responsible and self controlled adults as they head off to college or start living on their own.As much as we may want to make them do things our way after they are in college, the truth is that we are not around, so we can’t make them do things--they have to be sold on our values so they make the right choices themselves.The show is funny, but at the same time, very down to earth, and brutally honest (like admitting how angry he can sometimes feel as a parent). The key is that they carry out set consequences every time the teens break a rule until the teens decide it is not worth breaking the rules. A show called “If You Really Knew Me” documents teams going into American high schools for a “Challenge Day.” They help the teens learn to be kind to one another instead of bullying and treating each other with cruelty.It is astonishing what they are able to accomplish in 2 days!