Wes Crenshaw and Kyra Haas. Here are five things every parent should know about the teenage dating scene: Never let yourself stay with anyone you have to be with. There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you. Wes Crenshaw and former high school student Kyra Haas offer their best ideas for talking to teenagers about dating and helping teens find love. Psychologist Dr. Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and posting to potential love interests on social media.
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Teens and Dating: Advice for Having Healthy Relationships
As a parent, your job is to keep your child safe and to help him learn the skills he needs to enter into healthy relationships. Your inner voice will know the right choices for you; just take the time to listen. Here are some general safety rules you might want to establish for your child:. Never ignore red flags at the beginning while everything is flowers and unicorns running through a field of roses. Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also. But for most of us, talking about teens and dating is just plain uncomfortable. If he isn't honest about his activities or he doesn't keep his curfew, he's showing you that he lacks the maturity to have more freedom as long as your rules are reasonable.