But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you.Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.
When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.
While you may want to give a lecture on the rules; their date is not the one you should be talking to.
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.
Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.
Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.
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.
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and posting to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.