The point is that I fell hopelessly, head-over-heels in L-O-V-E with this girl.

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Jenny has worked as a family therapist with children and young people with severe and challenging behaviours and their families.

She is skilled in getting alongside parents of teens to offer strategies and solutions that strengthen family connections and positively impact the atmosphere of the family.

You first need to admit that this day will come and prepare for it, long before it gets here.

Before your young person jumps into the romance pool, you will have had the chance to set the platform for their romantic relationships.

Ask yourself: Is he good about handing in his homework on time?

When he says he's going to do something—call his grandmother or feed the dog—does he do it?

Girls are more vocal about the dating interest and tend to be interested in a greater degree at a younger age, but boys are paying attention also.

There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.

When he or she does, you’ll have to step up to the plate with some parenting skills.