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And while she hopes that none of her daughters mimic her pregnant-at-19 past, the relationship built on that past may offer the most effective life lesson.“I’m lucky in that their father is great. It’s a nice journey, that’s what it is.”Of her three children, Elaine Damian says she is certain that Isabella is the one she’ll worry about least. That’s high praise considering her two older brothers’ track record.
Even though their father and I are not together anymore, I’m so proud of the way he treats his wife and family and still cares about me,” she says. Both were superstar multi-sport athletes with good grades to boot.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.
Many parents set rules for their Christian teens about dating.
She taught her sons that sex is an adult act shared by two people in love.
She told them that with any action come consequences and if they felt they were ready for an adult action, they darn well better be prepared for consequences. She took in all that information and said she’d think about it,” says Damian. Ethan is very respectful, comes from a great family and is more into his studies than sports and when her brothers came home, they drilled him like brothers who love their sister very much.“The fact that Ethan stuck around despite all that power checking? He’s not the jock that everyone else expected Izzy to end up with, but Izzy doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. I’m not worried about Izzy.”Damian admits she projected her teen experience onto her daughter but was quickly put in place.“Maybe it’s similar because of the age but Mom — I am not you; Ethan is not Dad. “So I’m not worried.”Yes, says Elaine Damian, her sons made sure that Isabella didn’t have a dating life to speak of but Isabella never blamed nor minded.
Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.
Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.