Dating is a time of social experimentation for teens.
Many parents don’t realize how important it is to teach your child that dating and sex do not go hand in hand.
Many teens assume that sex is a normal part of dating. Magazines, movies, television, and their friends all give them this message on a regular basis.
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.
Many people teach their children different ways to say no to sex. Many teens think once you’ve had sex with someone, you can’t refuse to do it again.