It's sometimes hard for parents to find a balance between hovering over a teen and giving them too much freedom.
After all, guiding teens into the dating world is an unfamiliar experience for many parents. Some teens date because they see their friends beginning to date and don't want to be left behind.
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
"Most of the activity happens in a pack, and communication takes place between friend groups." By 8th grade, dating probably means talking on the phone and hanging out, usually in groups.
By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.
It’s tough to know when to set rules and when to give freedom, when to bend and when to stand firm, when to intervene and when to let live.
Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.
When your teen starts dating, it can be exciting and a little scary.
You may be happy to see your child begin to form meaningful bonds.