How to handle teenage girls and dating
The point is that I fell hopelessly, head-over-heels in L-O-V-E with this girl.
I had never experienced such intense feelings for another human being before and I had a hard time processing that.
We were completely convinced that our love would stand the test of time and that we were destined to be together forever.
But like the overwhelming majority of high school dating relationships, ours ended in an explosion of drama and heartbreak.
"It means your child isn't being discriminating enough," says Edgington.
"Now all those people are in his network, privy to the information, videos and photos he posts."What can you do to protect him, short of saying, "No Facebook, ever! First, determine how responsible he is, says Deborah Ramirez, Ph D, a clinical psychologist in Blue Point, New York.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.
I lived for those few moments spent in her presence. I played on the team and she danced with the pommers.
At school, I counted the minutes until that bell rang so I could see her between classes.
Her mom even gave me a nick name—Lionel Joseph (from Trading Places).
When it comes to raising kids, the teen years are, hands down, the most complicated. "A teenager's brain is not nearly fully developed, especially the frontal lobes, which control our ability to use good judgment," says Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph D, a psychologist in Weston, Connecticut, and author of So once they're on Facebook, they're likely to do and say things they shouldn't. "Kids often accept every friend request they get, whether they know the person or not," says Shawn Marie Edgington, author of .
You figured out how to solve temper tantrums and bedtime battles, but now social-life issues are throwing you for a loop. You've got questions, we've got answers—at least for four common quandaries.1. "The more friends they have, the more accepted and popular they feel.