Parents need to know why they are setting the rules, and they also need to discuss the rules openly with their children.
Here are some of the most common dating rules and how they can be used most effectively to guide teens through the world of dating: Pros: You can set an age where most teens have a good maturity level and are able to think independently.
Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.
If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.
Once your child has proven that they are willing to follow set rules, you can start to offer them more freedom.
The key is to tighten things back up the first time they fail to meet expectations.
But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.
There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you.
Difficulties with self-control, social skills and other common challenges can make adolescents more inclined to make poor choices.
Tell your teen that you will talk about dating when he or she is ____ years old.
Then you can sit down and have a conversation to see if your teen is ready.
Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.
Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.