How to evaluate teen dating problems
In these years, teenage relationships might last only a few weeks or months.
It’s also normal for children to have no interest in romantic relationships until their late teens.
An identity crush is when your child finds someone she admires and wants to be like.
A romantic crush is the beginning of romantic feelings.
These conversations might mean that your child will feel more comfortable sharing his feelings with you as he starts to get romantically interested in others.
They might meet up with someone special among friends, and then gradually spend more time with that person alone.
There isn’t a ‘right age’ to start having relationships – every child is different, and every family will feel differently about this issue.
But here are some averages: Many teenagers spend a lot of time thinking and talking about being in a relationship.
Having conversations with your child about sex and relationships from a young age might mean your child feels more comfortable to ask you questions as she moves into adolescence.
In some ways, talking about romantic and/or sexual teenage relationships is like talking about friendships or going to a party.