Parent about teen dating
“The number-one benefit is safety,” says the father of two grown children.Going out in mixed groups also gives boys and girls an opportunity to just enjoy one another’s company, without the awkwardness and sexual tension that can intrude upon a one-to-one date. Many of us feel that way when we imagine our son or daughter disappearing into the night arm in arm with a young lady or a young man. Eagar advises not allowing single dating before age sixteen.
One month your teen may sport an athletic persona; the next, he’s turning your garage into a recording studio.Tell your teen that you will talk about dating when he or she is ____ years old.Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.Many teens will not admit it, but a parent's input plays a significant role in their lives.Though many parents dread this time in their child's life, there are plenty of helpful resources to answer their questions and concerns.