So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.Whether she experiences some serious heartbreak, or she's a heart breaker, adolescence is when teens learn about romance.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.While it's not healthy to get wrapped up in your teen's dating life, there will be times when you may have to intervene.If you overhear your teen saying mean comments or using manipulative tactics, speak up.Having an eyes-on policy might be necessary and healthy in some circumstances.But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.And like so many other things that I was so certain about, I changed my mind. You may be surprised by what your 13, 14, or 15 yr old considers . Let them have their girlfriend or boyfriend over to the house while you are home. Get to know the other kid’s parents and what his/her home life is like. I have gone to the movies with my son’s girlfriend’s family, out to casual dinners, the amusement park.To my ancient mind, the term dating conjures up images of unsupervised alone time. Once they can drive they will be off going places and you probably won’t know where half the time.Similarly, if your teen is on the receiving end of unhealthy behavior, it's important to help out.There's a small window of time between when your teen begins dating and when she's going to be entering the adult world.Make sure your teen knows that just because he's ready to go on a date, doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for a relationship.Your parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.