But first, we need to educate our kids about dating.
We need to teach them about love, liking, sexuality, and emotionality.
We also need to teach them about sexuality and risk-taking.
It’s important to teach them about the delicate parameters of dating including when to say yes or no to physicality and sex.
As parents, it can be hard to know where to set the limits. How do we initiate the conversation, and what are some of the topics we should be prepared to discuss?
If we are uncomfortable talking to our kids about dating then perhaps we need to deal with this before we allow them to date.
After all, we are responsible for both the hearts and souls of our developing children. Instead, we must look at both our own comfort level and our teen’s comfort level when discussing all matters related to dating.
She is the co-author of Teenage As A Second Language (Adams Media).
She writes and consults for several publications and frequently appears on TV.