Tell your teen you can drop off or pick up him or her, lend a compassionate and supportive ear when necessary, or help acquire birth control if that fits with your parenting and personal philosophies.
However you intend to support your teen, make sure he or she knows that you are available.
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.
Infatuation may give us butterflies, goose bumps, and that “can’t eat, can’t sleep” type of feeling, but it isn’t the same as love.
Love takes time to grow, whereas infatuation may happen almost instantly.For many, raising a teenager is the most intimidating chapter of parenthood.Discipline becomes increasingly difficult and may feel impossible to maintain.As we near the end of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we want to remind parents how important it is to do their part to help prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.If you are a parent to a blossoming teen, consider discussing these crucial aspects of relationships with your child before he or she enters into a relationship: Be sure to teach your teen about the foundations of a healthy relationship.Take a moment to explain to your teen that attraction and desire are physiological responses that can occur separately from emotions.