Below is a list of dos and don'ts that one needs to follow.By Julie Baumgardner A young mom was talking with her 8-year-old daughter about her day at school when the daughter revealed she had a boyfriend.Mom, in her infinite wisdom said, “You are really too young to have a boyfriend.

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Adolescents who are dating because of peer pressure or a need to belong can experience significant disappointment.

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It is estimated that 15 percent of teen suicides are due to the breakup of an unhappy dating relationship.

Whenever you're going out on a date, you need to keep certain things in mind.

There are certain basic etiquette that needs to be followed.

There are certain must do things that you should keep in mind and there are also certain must not do things that you should keep in mind.These things range from basic common sense to specific practices for a date.With no hesitation, the daughter said, “You have sex.” With all kinds of thoughts reeling through her head, the mother asked, “Where did you hear that? In an informal survey of teens, many of them stated that they have never had a conversation with their parents about dating other than curfew and expectations concerning drinking and driving.” The little girl told her mother she had heard it at school from her friends who heard it from their older siblings. Many parents have the belief, “nobody talked to me about dating and I turned out pretty good so what’s the big deal?” Studies show that teenagers crave intimacy and adolescents are beginning to date at earlier ages.Today, the average age for a person to begin dating is 13. Research has shown that serious adolescent relationships before either partner is emotionally mature can have detrimental effects for identity formation and even life and health.