Go over the rules of teen dating etiquette with both your son and daughter.Inform your son that he should get out of the car and ring the doorbell of his date’s home so that he can meet her parents.Additionally, talk to her about her self-worth and help her build the confidence she needs to remember that her own self-worth is more important than how others perceive her.
Use examples, such as the statistics behind teen pregnancy, the risks of STDs, the risk of his reputation and the emotional meaning of engaging in intercourse.
With huge advances in technology creating all manner of age-defying treatments; better diets; dental care; and life expectancy, it’s entirely possible to stay looking, and feeling, young well into middle age.
So given all this, do traditional notions of appropriate age gaps in relationships still matter?
According to some, you can determine your appropriate dating age range by only dating someone who is within a fifth of your own age.
A fifth of a 20 year old’s age would be four years, for example, so they could date someone between 16 and 24 (four years older or younger).