A great approach is to sit down with your child and work together to develop a set of dating rules.
You may be happy to see your child begin to form meaningful bonds.
But it’s natural to worry that adolescents will try to grow up too fast or might not understand what they’re getting into.
Parents of teens with learning and attention issues may be particularly concerned about dating.
That’s because struggling in school can lower kids’ self-esteem.
Difficulties with self-control, social skills and other common challenges can make adolescents more inclined to make poor choices.
Some teens with learning and attention issues are so eager to fit in that they tolerate treatment they shouldn’t.
Or they may do something—like sexting—without considering how it may hurt themselves or others.
Kids with learning and attention issues benefit from explicit instruction.
Don’t assume that if you hint at something, your child will catch the whole meaning.