Parenting advice for teenage dating

10 Feb

It's natural -- and important -- for kids to break away from their parents at this age.

If the kid says it isn't fair, then you have to agree on what is fair punishment.

The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.

Discuss potential problems teens may face when entering the dating scene, like the pressure to become sexually active or the pressure to get involved in a serious relationship.

Make sure your teen knows that just because he's ready to go on a date, doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for a relationship.

For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.For those teens who tend to be shy, meeting in person can be much more difficult. Be open with your teen about everything from treating someone else with respect to your values about sexual activity.He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.Of course, those rules don't necessarily apply if you have valid safety concerns.