Dating advice for shy teenagers
As their parent, it's up to you to set your family's core values and communicate them through your words and actions.That's being an authoritative parent, an approach that "helps children develop the skills they need to govern themselves in appropriate ways," Lerner says.And remember, it's not just illicit drugs that are abused now -- prescription drugs and even cough medicines and household products are also in the mix.
Most teens say they want to spend more time with their parents.Keep making time for your child throughout the tween and teen years.Even when it doesn’t show, you provide the solid ground they know they can always come home to.The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.
Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.
Teenagers get a bad rap, says Richard Lerner, Ph D, director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University.