Tell your parents online dating
Except that, unfortunately, much of this hipness fails to translate to your mom's understanding of your love life. And if they're anything like my mother, they create their own Twitter accounts, mostly with the purpose of "following what my daughter is up to." The mothers of 2012: They're just like you!
Problem: I took the plunge and joined an online dating site.For Debra Spark, taking her then 13-year-old son to meet a 16-year-old online friend in a different state was something she never thought she would do.Spark, who wrote about the experience for Slate, says she initially didn’t like the idea of the Internet rendezvous, which her son requested when he discovered Spark was attending a literary festival in the state where his friend lived.“We think of all the horrible things that could happen with strangers.
It makes you want to lock them up in a padded room until they are 18.“ What parents don’t realize, boyd says, is that the vast majority of teens socialize online with people they already know.From the time kids are toddler age, parents help in forging their friendships, whether it’s play dates at the park or in a toy-strewn living room.