The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.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.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.So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.
I know times are different, but I think my daughter is too young to go on dates,” she said. Folusho Alimi, said even though she had reservations initially, she allowed her daughter to start dating officially when she turned 15.
“Some of my friends said I shouldn’t have allowed her to start dating so early. But I trust my daughter, and at 15, she should know what is right from wrong,” Alimi said.
The mother said she set ground rules for dating recently.
She now relates more with her father instead of with me,” the mother of three said, adding that she took the drastic action to protect her teenage daughter.
“I would probably allow her go on a date when she turns 18 or 19. I don’t even know why she is desperate to go on a date; she should be thinking about her academics,” she said.