Early, frequent, and steady dating is one of the single biggest risk factors for teenage sexual activity. Start by gauging his maturity level. Building Bridges - The Berlin Heart. Dix Park Umstead Dr. Constant calls or texts. Also, be sure to talk about inappropriate internet and texting behaviors. The statistics are astounding but the hidden nature of the problem is unsurprising considering that most teens are unlikely to tell their parent if they are being victimized.
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Want to learn more? While the premise of teen dating is the same as it's always been, the way teens date has changed a bit from just a few decades ago. For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.