The appropriate time for teen dating
Concern about STDs and unwanted pregnancies can help create sexual boundaries, believes Mc Clary.If, for instance, you're on the fence about whether or not to take sexual activity to the next level, a healthy dose of fear may cause you to pause, particularly if you're not prepared to take the necessary precautions.
'" When directing her advice on dating rules to a male audience, Mc Clary puts things a little differently.
By high school, kids are more likely to develop serious romantic attachments.
Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.
"It depends on how rapidly or slowly things progress." Joan Allen, a relationship expert, finds that baby boomers are far more likely to wait to have sex than younger daters.
"Especially among older people who went through the sexual revolution, with maturity they realize there are emotional consequences for getting involved in a sexual relationship," says Allen, author of Celebrating Single and Getting Love Right: From Stalemate to Soulmate.
"You might find that you don't even like the person," Allen tells Web MD.