To much dating as a teen


11-Jul-2020 21:49

In sum, allowing our teens to date and explore romantic relationships (in moderation) is a good thing.

Second, most researchers contend that, instead of anyone being replaced or made unimportant, as we get older and expand our social network, new targets of intimacy and affection are added to old ones. Not only does our concept and understanding of love shift from that which we feel for our parents, siblings, dogs, and so on to a richer and deeper feeling for another person outside our familial circle, but it also cumulatively adds to the concept of love that we began with. amazing, deep, fulfilling, complicated, exhausting...” You get the picture.

By getting involved in serious relationships, spending virtually all their time with only one person, teens can run the risk of missing out on other types of social interactions (building other types of relationships, practicing intimacy, gaining different perspectives, and simply having fun with other friends! This can prove limiting to them in terms of achieving their full potential of psychosocial growth and development.