Teens are exposed to intimate relationships early on. I've heard people talk about doing 'it.' I've heard cases of people doing it in the school. Miller was joined on "The Early Show" Wednesday by Linda Fears, editor in chief of Family Circle magazine and Momster.com, as well as Dr. You have to have had lots of conversations about this so they're aware of your expectations, your family values."While sex is one thing to be concerned about, Miller was also concerned about the ability of these kids to develop emotional relationships because of the frequency of hooking up and casual encounters.
Jennifer Hartstein, an adolescent and child psychologist, to discuss what they think is appropriate when it comes teens, dating, and sex. Fears said, "It's made to be casual to them because it is everywhere.
That recent incident led me to explore my own ideas about how I will manage my kids’ dating lives.
To me, 16-years-old seems a bit late to begin dating. Let me tell you that as both a mother and a clinical psychologist, I too struggle with the correct response to this question. I personally think that 14 is a bit young and that 16 seems more appropriate. We need to teach them about love, liking, sexuality, and emotionality.
Shellie Braeuner, is an award-winning children's author and earned an M.
Ed from Vanderbilt in human developmental counseling and has worked as a nanny for more than 25 years.
It's in movies, on TV, all over the Internet, and in music lyrics. And so they've become really desensitized to it."Hartstein said, "We want to each our kids that it's really not just about sex.
It's really about relationships and caring for another person. Because we get so focused on the sex part, we forget that the relationship comes in behind it, and our kids are missing some of that."She added that there's no definite answer or a set age parents can agree on to allow their children to begin dating.