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With that in mind, we agree: If your teen breaks the rules, follow through with a clear consequence. As time goes on and your teen shows you he can follow your rules respectfully, you might consider giving him more privileges, such as a later curfew or more opportunities to go on dates.
Take away privileges, like the ability to borrow the car or the ability to go out with friends. But make sure that you encourage your teen to take dating and romance slow at first.
I respect that my parents love me and want to keep me safe.
My parents respect that I am becoming a young adult and want the privilege of dating openly.
Give your teen enough freedom to explore his relationship, but don't allow so much freedom that he could get himself into trouble.
While you will likely want to create your own contract with your teen that outlines your rules and expectations, here's an example of what you might want to include: I know being allowed to go out on dates is a privilege.