Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.
Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.
Here is how 14-year-old Catherine started going out with the guy who is now her boyfriend.
* Sharing an event - such as a lunch date, a movie date, or dance. Other reasons that people go on dates are because: * They are Fun! This effort began with a series of workshops in 20 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup. NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.” Catherine: “OK.” The two Toronto-area teens have been going out since last April, although rarely on their own.In their group of eight friends, the four boys and four girls are paired off into couples, but prefer to spend their time all together, sitting around and talking at one another’s houses, grabbing something to eat, going to a movie. “We just feel better when we’re together,” Catherine explains.