They should find out who they are spending their time with, check their Facebook page and monitor their activity on their Facebook page.” Peer groups: the first responders.
Also work to compromise on limits to social interactions which might include curfew, adult supervision, acceptable locations, and what is meant by “dating,” then follow through, says Barbara Greenberg, a teen and adolescent psychologist. There’s no doubt that electronic influence on dating is pervasive.Finally, always remember to set aside time to spend with your children, even if they don’t seem to want to spend it with you.“A parent who regularly spends time with their teen can pick up on changes in mood or dress that you might not pick up on when you are just passing each other in the morning,” Corcoran says. Spending time with your kids really matters.” And don’t worry if you think that they are not listening to you, Corcoran says.They were laughing about another friend who was “dating” a girl. It got me wondering what exactly “dating” means to middle schoolers, and whether it’s a good idea at that age.As many parents know, adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 can be the most perplexing and frustrating humans on the planet.They are, in essence, the first responders—the people who our children will look to before coming to us as parents, Corcoran says.