Child dating someone
Add to this the dominating landscape of media on our lives and you get a mess.
“Adolescents get easily influenced with what they see in popular culture — films, TV and music.
Western society, in general, has been much more open about dating than its Indian counterpart.” he explains. “My daughter gets upset because the moment she talks to a boy in her class, her friends make fun of her saying that he is her boyfriend.
This is when I feel teachers and parents have a bigger to role to play in making the child understand that one is free to talk to anyone and gender should never make any difference,” says Deepika Rai, a mother of two.
On the flip side, it also has a potential of scarring somebody for a long time.
A bad experience can damage self-esteem and confidence.
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So, does this mean 13 is the new 18 when it comes to dating? But yes, it is true that children nowadays are beginning to date and act more independent at a younger age,” says Dr Lavina Ahuja, personal development consultant, Lifeworks, Dubai.
How far this can be emulated in an Indian family is something questionable.