Make dating without a chaperone a privilege. Let your teen know any rules you may have, such as curfews, restrictions on who or how they date, who will pay for dates, and any other stipulations you might have. Any scarcity we experience is not based on the truth about love, it is based on our inability to access it. Leave this field empty. Creating strong friendships is the first step toward a healthy teen dating life. Here are five things every parent should know about the teenage dating scene:. Discuss the pros and cons of sex honestly.
Your experiences now set the stage for developing love and secure relationships as you grow and mature.
Be open with your teen about everything from treating someone else with respect to your values about sexual activity. But, legal issues aside, set some rules about the dating age range. It can be hard to tell the difference between love and lust as a teen. Leave a Comment By commenting you acknowledge acceptance of GoodTherapy. Get to know anyone your teen wants to date. For many, raising a teenager is the most intimidating chapter of parenthood. It happened.