Here are five things every parent should know: While some teens tend to be interested in dating earlier than others, romantic interests are normal during adolescents.
Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also.
The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.
Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.
Make sure your teen knows that just because he's ready to go on a date, doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for a relationship. Your Teen Needs a Little Privacy Your parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and talking to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
For those teens who tend to be shy, meeting in person can be much more difficult. Be open with your teen about everything from treating someone else with respect to your values about sexual activity.Discuss potential problems teens may face when entering the dating scene, like the pressure to become sexually active or the pressure to get involved in a serious relationship.