First and foremost, I will abide by the following rules concerning physical contact. If I find myself in a situation in which my safety is in danger, I will immediately call my parents no matter where I am or what I am doing.
I also agree to introduce my date to my parents before any date.
But cell phone use can also be a point of contention.
Read over our Teen Cell Phone Contract with your child and talk about the guidelines.
In one study, researchers found that high school students consistently rated the time spent alone with an opposite-sex partner as the time when they were happiest and most satisfied with life.
Therefore, as parents, how can you tell if your son or daughter is ready to date?
During any date, I will leave my cell phone on and will answer it immediately if my parents call. And finally, by signing this document I swear that if I ever have any questions about dating, I will discuss those questions with my parents or with another appropriate adult, such as a counselor at school.
We stay in centrally located accommodations, usually within walking distance of the main attractions.
This means we do not use large, impersonal chain hotels on the outskirts of cities.
(Part 1 of 2) Listen Series There is no secret to communicating with your teens, but often you must take the first step and be the one who understands the importance of ongoing talking, negotiating and engaging with them.
Letting your children have a cell phone can be a great tool for staying in touch with them and keeping them safe.