Teen Milestone: First Romantic Interest

Don’t freak out but… your teen may develop their first romantic interest. We know—it feels like only yesterday that you sat them down to explain the birds and the bees, and now they’re experiencing their first crush or maybe even ready for their first date. Congratulations! This is an important first step in building healthy romantic relationships for the future. Make sure your home is a judgment-free zone. You want your teen to keep communicating with you, and the best way to keep those lines open is to become an expert listener and question-asker about the object of their affection.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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