After children enter their teen years, parents wait with trepidation as their child starts to show interest in dating.Dating is a milestone of child development, and learning about healthful relationships during the teen years can encourage your child to seek positive connections as an adult.You can ease your teen into the dating world by encouraging group dating first.Other dating rules should establish curfews, appropriate and inappropriate dates and the age of potential dates. Forbidding dating entirely can have negative consequences.That won't help them avoid any consequences of sex or heartbreak.When I was in highschool, I had a friend whose mother was convinced she would be a whore if given the slightest chance. Regardless, she met a boy and they started a relationship. She didn't know anything about consent, or sex, or healthy relationships because that topic was always shut down with “don't you even think about it or I will beat you.” She didn't tell her mother until years later because she was so afraid of her reaction to it. Likely, that won't happen just because you have rules about dating.
What do you do when your parents can't stand the person you’re dating?
Do you have real and deep feelings for this person, or do you have less heart felt reasons for the relationship?
Are you dating this person because of pressure from friends or in the name of popularity?
It will probably happen to you at least once in your life.
You'll fall for somebody that your parents don't like.