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At least that’s what teens said in a recent story about online romance in the student newspaper at my daughters’ suburban Maryland high school.

According to that story, “students initiate relationships online to meet new people, avoid stressful in-person meetings and hide their dating lives from their parents.” That’s certainly the case for some kids, according to my 17-year-old.

Dating customs have changed since you were a teenager.

The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half for boys.

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.

However, you might not recognize it as dating per se.

Or they may do something—like sexting—without considering how it may hurt themselves or others.

While there may be the occasional romantic twosome among the members, the majority are unattached.

If anything, youngsters in the group spend as much time interacting with their same-sex friends as they do with members of the opposite sex. Ron Eagar, a pediatrician at Denver Health Medical Center, views group dating as a healthy way for adolescents to ease into the dating pool rather than dive in.

And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.

While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.

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