Teen dating in the present
MJR: I think what really is important is for them to know that this happens to everybody and the fact that they broke up is because something was wrong with the relationship.
I can't say enough about parents staying engaged with their kids.
Girls want to secure the relationship they have with the boy and they want to feel more grown up.
Found further down on the list is that they really wanted to do it.
[Teens can] get emotional, and when they start talking when they're tired and feeling hormonal, this scares the parents.
They're dramatic and not thinking clearly, so parents will close the topic before it's even explored or talked about.
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This time's not about lecturing but about listening, and when the teen asks for help or advice, tell what you learned from your experience. When you have family dinners and talk about what happened or transpired that day, what you heard on TV or the radio, that does really help.