Start Dating during teenage years

Dating during teenage years

“That’s just in the movies,” says Brett, 14, of Aurora, Ont.

Romantic relationships have much to teach adolescents about communication, emotion, empathy, identity, and (for some couples) sex.

While these lessons can often provide a valuable foundation for long-term relationships in adulthood, they are also important contributors to growth, resilience, and happiness in the teen years.

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.