Recently I was driving my 14-year-old son and his friends to soccer practice.
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“Part of learning how to manage one’s own affairs includes making decisions so have a heart to heart with your child,” she says.
Also work to compromise on limits to social interactions which might include curfew, adult supervision, acceptable locations, and what is meant by “dating,” then follow through, says Barbara Greenberg, a teen and adolescent psychologist. There’s no doubt that electronic influence on dating is pervasive.
They are, in essence, the first responders—the people who our children will look to before coming to us as parents, Corcoran says.
“We need to treat young people as individuals who will be committed to engaging in healthy relationships.
They were laughing about another friend who was “dating” a girl. It got me wondering what exactly “dating” means to middle schoolers, and whether it’s a good idea at that age.
As many parents know, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 can be the most perplexing and frustrating humans on the planet.
And as any parent knows, relationships coupled with changes in adolescent development can impact not only kids’ ability to cope with these changes, but also how they perform in school and in other activities.
So keeping watch for these changes can be really critical for parents.
One recent study from the University of Georgia evaluated the dating habits of 624 students in grades 6 through 12 from six Georgia school districts over a seven-year period.