When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.
While you may want to give a lecture on the rules; their date is not the one you should be talking to.
Once your child starts dating, don’t stop talking to them about relationships.
Dating doesn’t always go as you expect; your child may need someone to come to if they have a problem.
You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.
Talk to your teen about what a good relationship is.
While you may think your teen already knows how to date, they probably don’t.
Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.
Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.
Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.
It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.
But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.
There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you.