When your teen starts dating, it can be exciting and a little scary.
You may be happy to see your child begin to form meaningful bonds.
Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.
Some things don’t have to be shared with the whole world.But it’s natural to worry that adolescents will try to grow up too fast or might not understand what they’re getting into.Parents of teens with learning and attention issues may be particularly concerned about dating. Before you hit the panic button, heed the advice of clinical psychologist Dr.Laura Kastner, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, and author of Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens. What are the best strategies for opening up a dialogue about dating? Start on the outside of the topic of socializing, and hunt and peck.That’s because struggling in school can lower kids’ self-esteem.