Parents tips for teen dating
Now not all teen relationships are so intense or end badly, but quite a few do.And chances are, your teen will eventually find that first person they think could be "The One". At school, I counted the minutes until that bell rang so I could see her between classes. Her mom even gave me a nick name—Lionel Joseph (from Trading Places).Allow a grieving period Not all breakups will be dramatic or intense, but for those that are, allow your teen some space to grieve the ending of the relationship. Maybe you cut them some slack on chores or daily duties, maybe you let them skip school the day after, or maybe it's something completely different.But whatever it looks like for your family, be aware that your child will grieve.We were completely convinced that our love would stand the test of time and that we were destined to be together forever.But like the overwhelming majority of high school dating relationships, ours ended in an explosion of drama and heartbreak.
Don't be intrusive You well know that your teenager hates when they feel like we parents start to butt in.As long as humans have been coupling off, I'm sure the breakup has been something that we've been dealing with.It's not something just this generation deals with; but, as always, it seems that each generation adds their own unique flavor to a situation and this one is no different.Do not minimize the pain your child feels after a break up. Don't roll your eyes and tell them to wait a few years.Their pain is real now and since they haven't dealt with this type of pain before, many teens aren't sure how to handle it.
If they can't find a safe environment to work through the pain they will find unhealthy ways of dealing with it.