Make it clear you need to know the details of who your teen will be with, where they will be going, and who will be there. It’s important to know what your teen is up to when going out on dates.
In some states, teens can date anyone they want once they reach 16, but in other states they don’t have that choice until they turn 18.
Any rules you choose to create should be dependent upon your child’s level of maturity.
The thought of a teen going on dates can make even the calmest of parents a little nervous.
But, it’s important to allow your teen a little freedom to try dating while he’s still living under your roof.
There may be more pressure to have sex or a 14-year-old may struggle to be assertive with an older date.
Encourage your teen to date people who are close in age.