You may not love the idea of your child beginning to date, but don't try to pretend it’s not happening.
"The problem with that attitude is that your kid still is a kid.
And he or she needs your guidance and support right now." You don’t want them learning the rules of dating from peers or the media, without your input.
The more you talk to your kids about what it means to be in a healthy relationship, the more likely they are to experience that, whenever they start dating.
Years ago, I went out with a guy who had a young daughter from a previous relationship.
Pay attention to how they respond when you start a conversation about dating.