You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.On its website, the Mayo Clinic suggests turning the topic into a discussion rather than a presentation.Be sure to get your teen’s point of view and let your teen hear all sides from you. Talk about questions of ethics, values, and responsibilities associated with personal or religious beliefs.Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Be sure to let your teen know you support him or her in the dating process.
Take a moment to explain to your teen that attraction and desire are physiological responses that can occur separately from emotions.
Make sure he or she understands that infatuation is not the same as love.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.