By keeping a line of communication open, both parents and teens will feel more at ease about the situation.

Friendly Advice from Other Parents Oftentimes, parents who have been through the dating years with a teenage child have a lot of advice to offer other parents.

They are familiar with the questions and issues that can come up and how to handle them.

Other teens date because they feel a closeness with someone or feel understood by the person.

One of the most important things for parents to remember is to communicate with their teen.

There is not a specific age when teenagers begin to date.

Level of maturity, peer pressure, hormones, and the desire to find someone to have a close relationship with are all reasons why teenagers begin to date.

If parents find this to be the case, they can talk with their teen about waiting until he or she feels ready to date.

In addition, a set of rules is a good idea for teens that are dating.

Any parent of a teenager knows how challenging it can be when a teen becomes interested in dating.

Caring parents try to do all they can to be there for a child who has questions or wants to discuss anything.

Many teens will not admit it, but a parent's input plays a significant role in their lives.

Though many parents dread this time in their child's life, there are plenty of helpful resources to answer their questions and concerns.

Parents must set up expectations for the teen and, most importantly, be there to talk with their child about any problems or conflicts that come up.