' It was David, a boy she'd described as her 'mortal enemy' for two years. Even though a double date was planned, Jill felt her daughter was too young to pair up.After conferring with the boy's parents, an alternative was planned: the kids had pizza at David's house, then went bowling with parents in tow.This survey also found that sex is considered a large part of dating by teens.
Technology in the form of email, Web surfing, and online chats is also changing the way boys and girls relate, creating new challenges for parents. After seeing her daughter send some "inappropriate" emails, Jill S. One day, her daughter sent an email to David: "So-and-so told me you don't like me anymore and I still like you and I want you to be my first kiss." David emailed back: "I still like you, and yes, I'll be your first kiss." Although Jill didn't talk with Ann about the email, she later learned that "the first kiss" had occurred at a party, during a game of "spin the bottle" she'd asked her daughter not to play. My gut says it's not appropriate at this age, but then I wonder -- is that because I don't want to let go of my daughter?
The numbers are staggering, and, yet, it seems that no one is talking about it.
Of those in an abusive relationship, studies indicate only 33 percent of teens ever told an adult about the abuse.
If you have a teenager, it is very likely that he or she is dating, or is at least showing interest in dating.
As a parent, you may be thinking, “I’m not ready for this! ” But, rest assured, the time is here, and it is better to be prepared for it than not.