Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.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.
When he or she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.
Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescence.
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.
Dating Tip 1: Take Your Time Some teens date, some don’t.
“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.