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As prom season approaches, it’s easy to conjure romantic thoughts of dating rituals we experienced long ago.Perhaps the thought of all those sweet young couples slow dancing under paper streamers coaxes a nostalgic sigh or two. If you’re the parent of a child who has recently started middle school, get ready for a decidedly new dating scene.We’re learning this at the same time our children are navigating through it.”What follows is a teen dating primer to help your child — and you — forge the valley between child and young adult.

Ed Parrish, a banker and father of four from Graham, has noticed that his 13-year-old son has started asking his older sister if her friend’s younger sister can join her on visits to the Parrish home. Sometimes, his son will go to the movies with guy friends and “meet up” with a group of girls from school, Parrish says.

He feels comfortable with these early forays because “we’ve given him the talk about the need to respect young ladies and what we expect of him.”What to watch for: Cellphones and social media can lay traps for preteens and young teens.

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Tip sheets on the dynamics of abuse and resources for teens and adults are also available in Spanish under "en Espanol." Is there a dating abuse program I can facilitate with teens? JWI has two activity-based workshops that you can facilitate with teens and/or college students: “Yes and Know: Boundaries and Communication for Healthy Relationships” and “Ladies & Gentlemen: Gender, Power and Relationships.” The programs are free and easy to facilitate.

The New “Talking” Phase of Dating Kids today don’t plunge into dating without first going through the “talking to each other” phase.

This means a boy and girl who feel an attraction spend time together, whether alone or in groups, then text and/or Snapchat in-between.

These first relationships usually don’t go beyond chatting, posing for pictures later posted on social media and requests to attend coed group outings.

Most experts and parents consulted for this article say group “dates” to the mall, movies or even a friend’s house are fine as long as they’re supervised, even if it means just being in the same shopping center.

You can bring it to your workplace as a lunch and learn, a PTA meeting, a coaches' association...anywhere adults gather.

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