If you react reasonably, with a willingness to learn and be flexible, your child will trust your judgment and continue to seek it as the issues around dating become increasingly complex.
Michelle Icard is the author of Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years.
This is not for the faint of heart, but you can do it.
When you date in high school, you learn how to date.
You learn what you like about guys and what you want dating to look like.
If he and I started dating, I would know if he and I could work out because it would either last or we’d break up.
I wouldn’t have to wonder “What would have happened if he and I dated?