But how do you do ensure that they can protect themselves?
Setting dating rules will help them learn about making good choices and building healthy relationships.Tell them that if they are happy, they will be happy too! Start with group dates It’s less awkward with other people around, especially if the relationship is new and both parties have just gotten to know each other.Nor should they go out on their own as a couple until both feel comfortable with each other. Your little one is all grown up and in the throes of his or her first romantic relationship. Your child would most probably have been exposed to it through movies, television shows, or even just by observing couples in public.As a parent, you might feel happy they have made a special connection with someone, but a little anxious at the same time. So, as early as possible, you should educate your child in a way that is appropriate to their age about BGRs, love, responsibility, as well as how to protect themselves.Tell daughters that they should only go on one-on-one dates when they know that they can trust the guy not to try anything funny with them. Be upfront about plans Your kid should volunteer information on where they will be, who they are with and what they plan to do, so that you’ll have peace of mind.
Dr Lim points out that for safety reasons, “Teens should be accountable and inform parents of their whereabouts and plans.”4.
If he or she knows they’ll be delayed, they should inform you, so you don’t spend the entire night worrying about them.5.
No locking of room door when your date comes over Closing and locking the door when it is just the two of you in the room can give others the wrong signal.
Plus, the closed door will make it is easier for teenagers to get, well, carried away...
Dr Lim states, “Whilst teenagers are entitled to their privacy, they must also be accountable.” And if your child wants switch on the air-conditioning in sweltering Singapore, Dr Lim suggests that junior leave his/her room door slightly ajar.6.
Conduct guidelines not only help your kiddo get what they want while respecting someone else’s needs, but also help them feel safe.