How to deal with early teen dating

03-Sep-2017 16:38

When teens begin romantic relationships it’s exciting, it’s consuming, it’s fun and it’s sometimes heartbreaking.

So be prepared to deal with a whole spectrum of emotions by letting your child know Chances are when your teen is in a relationship, it might feel like that’s all they can concentrate on or care about.

Do: Reserve the right to cancel any date if you perceive a threat to your teen's safety.

Parents play an important role in supporting their teenagers through relationships – from role modelling positive behaviours to offering support and a listening ear.

Now, think about your teenager - and forget everything you know about dating.

This is critical to your child being able to understand what a respectful and healthy romantic relationship looks like, and how to create one.