Parent advice teen dating

19 May

As prom season approaches, it’s easy to conjure romantic thoughts of dating rituals we experienced long ago.

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.Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.Today, the average age for a person to begin dating is 13. Research has shown that serious adolescent relationships before either partner is emotionally mature can have detrimental effects for identity formation and even life and health.Adolescents who are dating because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.