There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.
When he or she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.
Don't listen in on every phone call and don't read every social media message.
Of course, those rules don't necessarily apply if you have valid safety concerns.
Having an eyes-on policy might be necessary and healthy in some circumstances.
But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.
Today’s dating world brings a whole new set of challenges to life as a parent!
Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.
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.
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.
While it's not healthy to get wrapped up in your teen's dating life, there will be times when you may have to intervene.
If you overhear your teen saying mean comments or using manipulative tactics, speak up.
Group dating is an excellent way for teenagers to transition from always being with parents to dating one individual.