If you are providing at least some time when kids can hang out and talk, that’s really all you need to do. Still, typically, there will be some students who are shy or haven’t yet developed the social skills necessary to initiate a conversation with a person of the opposite sex.
So, from time to time, consider including some structured time for kids of both sexes to talk in small groups or one-on-one.
Our kids will be the better for it in the long run!
Youth ministry meetings and events provide great opportunities for kids to work on their opposite sex relationships.
)." Bottom line: If things work out, then you can start gushing about your little one and eventually let your date see for his- or herself. Problem: My daughter is twelve years old and I want to be honest with her when it comes to leaving her with a sitter to go out.
In other words, if I'm going on a date, I don't want to tell her I have a work obligation.
How kids relate to the opposite sex and how they eventually date will determine the success of their relationships and say a lot about their Christian commitment.
"It's hard to meet your match when everyone you're hanging out with is under three feet tall." She recommends, instead of heading to kid-centered places, to try some kid-friendly ones, where you might be able to scope out a cutie.
"A museum, bookstore, sidewalk fair, farmer's market, or a park without swings where your kid can run on the grass and play catch are all places where adults hang out too," advises Spencer.
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Problem: I took the plunge and joined an online dating site.