Older parents start dating
Similarly, if your teen is on the receiving end of unhealthy behavior, it's important to help out.
There's a small window of time between when your teen begins dating and when she's going to be entering the adult world.
Offra has lectured extensively to various groups, conducted support groups for several organizations, and has been writing a weekly column "Relationship Matters" for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 2001.
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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.
Instead, first dates may be awkward, but they can also be a lot of fun.
Her work includes: mate selection, marriage, long term relationships, gay and lesbian couples, work relationships, parenting issues, family interactions, friendships, and conflict resolutions.
is a licensed psychologist in clinical practice in Santa Cruz, California for over 25 years, and specializes in relationship issues for couples and individuals for improved quality of life.
If your date is older than you, this could definitely add some distress between you and your helicopter parents.
There are ways to convince your parents to let you date an older guy without lying or sneaking around.
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.