If you are not comfortable in the dating world, take comfort in being able to pick it up when you are ready.
There is not a rush or time limit with teenage dating.
When people think of relationship statistics, they automatically think of the worst numbers possible.
Dating in high school is normal but sometimes things can get out of hand.
Dating should be a fun, social experience, and not an obligation or abusive relationship.
"Parents can be so uncomfortable with the idea of their kid becoming more grown up -- we wish our kids could stay kids," Atkins says.
"The problem with that attitude is that your kid still is a kid.
“Of course it will probably be uncomfortable for both of you,” Anthony says.
“But if he’s so uncomfortable that he gets angry or shuts down or otherwise just can’t continue the conversation, that’s a big sign that he’s not ready for this.” If so, assure your child that there’s no hurry to start dating.
The good news in this instance is every dating experience a teen endures will teach them a lesson, whether it is good or bad.
If you are not comfortable dating, it is perfectly fine.
Notice what "dating" seems to mean to your child and then talk about it.