Teenage dating quiz
Does he think it’s the only way to go out and have fun?
Or does he want to spend time getting to know someone better?
Early teenage relationships often involve exploring physical intimacy and sexual feelings.
You might not feel ready for this, but you have an important role in guiding and supporting your child through this important developmental stage.
But the key to any relationship is to make sure that it’s healthy—that both parties are happy and that they support and care for each other. And that means you’re on point with communication, trust, and respect.
Does he want a boyfriend or girlfriend just because his friends do?
Romantic crushes tend not to last very long because ideas of perfection often break down when your child gets to know the other person better.
But your child’s intense feelings are real, so it’s best to take crushes seriously and not make fun of them.
Fifteen-year-old Catherine Lader, the US ambassador's daughter, caused a minor diplomatic spat with a tirade against British youth.
She says our boys "suck" because they try to stick their tongues down her throat within minutes of meeting her.