"They will begin to have an interest in dating."But how do you know if your child is ready?"I think there are some prerequisites that are more important than a standard age," says Dr. "Parents need to do a lot of work to educate their child about communicating with crushes, texting and sexting, valuing themselves, the importance of a good reputation and making good decisions when it comes to who to date before letting adolescents out into the wild, wild west of dating."Others, like the people below, tend to agree with Dr.
There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.When he/she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescents.There was a time when your little girl thought boys were icky and your son teased all the girls at the playground. Your daughter is now drawing hearts around a classmate's name and your son has admitted that he doesn't just like the girl on his soccer team, he like likes her. "It is typical for early adolescents to express interest in and have crushes," says Dr.
Laura Kauffman, a child and adolescent psychologist in Menlo Park, California.