Parents view on teenage dating

Parents and youth workers can play an important role in equipping kids to navigate the dating years.

If you’re not ready, it’s cool to stay single and hang out with your close friends. In a healthy relationship, the feelings are mutual. If this doesn’t describe your situation, there’s nothing wrong with you, but you probably do need to keep looking.

They will enjoy looking older yet may feel uncomfortable at the same time.

This is particularly true for teens who develop slower than their friends.

Significant dating most commonly begins in late adolescence, ages 15 - 18, during the high school years.

By "significant" I mean when young people want to experience a continuing relationship that involves more interest and caring than the casual socializing or friendship they have known before.

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