Parenting tips on handling teen dating

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.

Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.

Dating is a time of social experimentation for teens.

It’s a time to test out which type of partners appeal to them, and how they can negotiate a romantic relationship.

The old worries about teen pregnancy, tarnished reputations and broken hearts still apply, but today there are new risks due to rising rates of dating violence and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).

What can a parent do to make sure their dating teens are happy and safe?

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