Teenage dating and more
Klare Heston is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio. While there’s no magic formula for the perfect relationship, there are a few steps you can follow to boost your dating success.
During particularly rebellious phases that occur during adolescence, many parents feel unheard and frustrated, and fail to realize that their teens are still looking to them as a guide and model for relationships.
Your level of support and involvement is essential to your teen’s health and wellbeing.
While your teen might have mastered treating you with an indifferent or disengaged attitude, your teenager does look to you for encouragement more than it might seem.
Try to be supportive of your son or daughter’s romantic choices unless you truly need to speak out.
Remember that teens can be extremely emotional and defensive — especially in response to parental criticism.