For all intents and purposes, when it came to me, my parents were extremely lax.
This is probably because unlike my brother and sister, I always remembered to call and check in, in high school my social life consisted of debate tournaments and practically nothing else, and beyond that I was always capable of talking myself out of anything remotely fun if I thought it might upset someone.
Plus, if you don’t want to tell your parents you’re going out with someone you met on the internet (not that I ever did that, Mom, since I know you’re reading this) you can just tell them you’re sleeping over at a friends’ place. We stopped at my parent’s house on the way, both so that I could pack and so that my parents could meet him and realize I wasn’t being kidnapped by a serial killer.You get accepted into university, your parents are congratulated on producing such a smart child.You decide you’d rather be a Goth and do weird things with goat’s blood, people say, ‘I wonder where George and Martha went wrong? Ideally, parents are loving, supportive and affectionate, while simultaneously encouraging their children to be independent and make their own decisions. Unfortunately, not too many of us grow up with perfect parents.but it would be nice to have their blessing, wouldn’t it? Pray that you are indeed in the relationship God has for you and that you’re not settling because of current circumstances.So, how do you navigate the murky waters of dating someone when your family isn’t as excited about them as you are? Odds are, your parents don’t entirely like the person for a specific reason.You don't have to get into nitty gritty details but blind dates and introductions to the children of co-workers, or the new intern in their office are a lot less awkward when the parental units are clued into what you like.I was on the phone with my dad recently when out of nowhere he asked when I was going to have a baby.Recent statistics show that 36% percent of millennials live with their parents, because the Boomers (love you guys!) totally screwed us over economically and now we’re all unemployed and drowning in student debt.Some parents are cold and distant, others cruel and abusive.Now here’s the really scary part: no matter what sort of relationship your parents had, you’ll subconsciously search to find a replica of it, or (if you’ve consciously thought about it) the complete opposite.