Parent dating rules
I didn’t start dating until the summer before my junior year of high school.I had known the boy since our sophomore year of high school.The numbers are staggering, and, yet, it seems that no one is talking about it.Of those in an abusive relationship, studies indicate only 33% of teens ever told an adult about the abuse.To help ensure your teen has a positive dating experience, here are a few things to consider when preparing for your conversation.Age matters Dating is different for a middle-school-aged teen versus an upperclassman in high school.
By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.
You may very well be enjoying a casual, lively social life with a person who is fun to be around, but with whom you simply don't imagine a future.
This is critical, because once you introduce children, you leave them vulnerable to becoming attached.
I hope to help other teens identify and avoid some common dating and relationship issues and protect them for the harmful effects of teen dating violence, which comes in many forms.
I have written a list which includes the five rules that I believe are the best pieces of advice I can give to other teenagers when it comes to dating.