In dating, we all have to think about if we’re going to have sex before we’re in a committed relationship or not.
What’s your choice and has it always worked for you?
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.
When you’re online dating, why do you swipe left on one person and swipe right on another?
Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?
As if the answer were a scientific fact, and all you had to do was roll up your sleeves and figure it out. Whether you need a few hours or a few months to weigh your options, you deserve to take the time to make the right choice for yourself.
But it’s natural to worry that adolescents will try to grow up too fast or might not understand what they’re getting into.
Parents of teens with learning and attention issues may be particularly concerned about dating.
Ask yourself what you like (or don’t like) about your current situation. Give yourself a set amount of time and then, one by one, cross off the things that don’t make sense for you. Even when making day-to-day decisions, most of us quickly weigh the pros and cons of our options.
Try asking yourself some questions to help you figure out how you feel about the situation, like: If I don’t do this now, will I regret it? Writing out the potential pros and cons of a given decision can help you clarify whether option A is better than option B.