Be honest with what you want and do not want as long as a potential partner.
That is why the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB) created the Dating Violence Youth Education Package (DVYEP) for educators and others working with youth as one option to address this very serious problem.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 parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.Having an eyes-on policy might be necessary and healthy in some circumstances.But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.So you'll need to provide guidance that can help her be successful in her future relationships.
Whether she experiences some serious heartbreak, or she's a heart breaker, adolescence is when teens learn about romance.
The DVYEP includes background information, lesson plans, educator sheets, student surveys and handouts, as well as a poster in both English and Spanish.
It is designed for use in high school health classes, but is appropriate with any group of high school-aged youth.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.
Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.
While it's not healthy to get wrapped up in your teen's dating life, there will be times when you may have to intervene.