I was visiting with a friend who has two teenage daughters and we started talking about dating - when, where and how. Here is the advice I gave her:
- It’s important for teenagers to interact socially with friends, not just on facebook or texting. However, where, when and how that social interaction happens needs to be monitored by the parents.
- Going to the mall is fine, but put a time limit on the trip and have regular check in times. Know exactly which friends your daughter or son is going to mall with.