There are several issues that come up with teenage dating, all of which needs to be addressed, seeing that that those who are dating are under eighteen and are minors. Some of these include your teen dating an older person, sexting on the cell phone and talking to your teen about dating.
At one point or another, you may find yourself at a point when your teen is dating an older person. If this happens, then the first thing you should do is to find out if that person is over eighteen years old. If it is, then you should cut them off right there. If according your discretion, you see fit that they both can go on a supervised date, then you can do that. But the general consensus is that it is not good for an eighteen year old man to take a seventeen year old minor out on a date alone with each other. First of all, she is not of a legal age, and second of all, they are not supervised.
Sexting is becoming a big problem in modern society, especially given the fact that almost all middle school and high school teenagers have cell phones now.. Sexting is when one person texts sexual messages to another person in order to simulate sex. It is important to monitor what your children are doing. There are some apps out there that will tell you where your child is at by using a GPS signal and sending it to your phone. You should also monitor the text messages they send out by checking their phone and checking the minutes and data usage on their devices. If your teen’s sexting behavior is getting out of hand, then you and your teen should see a counselor to get the situation under control.
It is important to talk to your teen about dating. Sometimes it might seem difficult for you, especially if you had a rough dating life yourself. The fact is, that if you had a bad dating life, then it is even more important for you to talk to your teen so you can tell them what kinds of lessons you have learned. It is better they learn from the mistakes of their parents instead of learning from their own mistakes out on the streets of hard knocks. Your teen will not only thank you for it, but they will love you years down the road when they look back and remember how much you stood by them in their teenage dating years.