Teenage dating guidelines
One set of rules will not work for every household with a rebellious teen, but perhaps these guidelines will give you a place to start and a few ideas.
When you decide to sit down and discuss dating rules with your teenager, their first line of defense against any rules that they deem "unfair" will be that you simply do not trust them.
Dating is a time of social experimentation for teens.
It’s a time to test out which type of partners appeal to them, and how they can negotiate a romantic relationship.
Adolescents who are dating because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.Michelle Anthony, Ph D, a developmental psychologist and learning therapist in Denver, suggests an opening line like: “It sounds like a lot of kids are talking about dating now. ” If you can't tell what dating means to your kid, try discussing dating as shown on TV shows or in movies that are age-appropriate.Its a good idea to stop and think about yourself as a teenager before you set out to create the perfect teen dating rules.
Every teenager and parent is different and each parent has different ideals and expectations for their child.While you do have to offer trust to your teen in order for them to become capable adults, its important that they realize that trust must be earned.