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.
However, there will be some differences in their romantic lives, and often parents are not sure how to negotiate these differences.
Let them know that if they’re romantic with somebody, you want to meet that person, and you want them to be honest about the nature of their relationship. Does your gut tell you that they might try to do something dishonest?
Discuss your rules: no overnights with a romantic partner, no being in the room with the door closed, etc. If they don’t have your trust, how can they regain it?
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.