Video:Is Your Teen Ready to Date?with Patricia O'Laughlin
Learn how to tell if your teen is ready to date so that your child makes responsible decisions about his/her relationships. Here are some tips on how to tell if your teen is ready to date.See Transcript
Transcript:Is Your Teen Ready to Date?How can I tell if my teen is ready to date? There are 3 signs that say that your teen is ready to date.
<h3>Three Signs Indicate If Your Teen Is Ready to Date</h3>
The first is you've talked to them about sex, birth control and STDs. They appear to understand and they understand how important these are.
The second thing is that they are making good decisions. You've noticed in other areas of their life, that they're making decisions where they put themselves and their needs first, and they're being responsible, and they are thinking about safety.
The third sign is that they have a plan for unexpected situations. For example, if you have a daughter that isn't ready to engage in sexual activity, they have a plan on what to do should they feel pressure from their partner.
<h3>Tips for Deciding If Your Teen Is Ready to Date</h3>
This is a great opportunity to talk about plans with your teenager. Dating has a lot of unexpected situations. You can help support them to get through it.
Dating might seem like it's a really scary thing, but it's actually a wonderful opportunity for you and your teenager to talk about relationships and about how your teenager feels like they should be treated. Use dating as a way to get closer with your teenager.
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