Puppy love and childhood crushes turn to teenage dating activities for at least half of all high school students. With the onset of adolescence, teens spend less time with family and more time with peers. In the early teen years, mixed-gender groups predominate. By mid-teens, up to two-thirds of high school students report they have dated or are in a romantic relationship. Having a boyfriend or girlfriend in high school can have significant effects on a teenager's social development and personal identity.
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I wouldn't say that my parents are the ideal model of what a marriage should be. But then, marriage is hard and complicated, and I know they do their best. The point is, there is no question that witnessing their relationship has had an effect on my own over the years. But is that the norm?
How to Talk to Your Parents About Dating
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Dating is one personal milestone that can be awkward to discuss with your parents because it includes emotional and sometimes physical intimacy. Keep in mind your parents were teens once and probably have learned a lot about dating, then strike up some honest conversations. Before you bring up the subject with your folks, make sure you know what dating looks and feels like to you. Answer a few simple questions in your own mind so you'll be better prepared for the conversation. Don't wait until you've been asked on a date to talk to your parents about it.