NeNe Leakes

NeNe shares her thoughts on parenting and teenage dating.

on Dec 2, 2013

Have you ever heard the saying "we being set back ten years"? The things people are willing to put out there!

Grocery shopping with Cynthia was fun. I ate just as much as I purchased, LOL! Going into the grocery store is dangerous for me.  We discussed Cynthia's thirteen-year-old daughter dating. I am pretty cool as a mom I think! I also know that there is no handbook on how to raise a child. For me it's one of the hardest jobs one could have! I love Cynthia, but on this one we won't see eye to eye. I love the fact that Cynthia wants to have the lines of communication open with her daughter, but in my opinion there comes a time when you have to be a parent. Everything your teen wants isn’t always good for them! At the same time, you have to do what works for you and your household.

I happen to have a very handsome teen son! I feel like Brentt has his whole life ahead of him. I don't want to have him consumed with dating and relationships! I do feel there are appropriate ages to date as a teen, but 13 or 14 isn’t the appropriate age for me. I think children should stay children! Even if you have the opportunity to meet the other parent, it doesn't mean anything in my book. It feels more like you’re consenting or approving, but again, if it works for you, go for it.