Relationships at this stage of development also provide a mirror into your teen's own desires, values and hopes for the type of relationship she wants in the future.The central focus of the teen years is the struggle to find an independent identity, according to developmental theorist Erik Erikson.During the teen years, many of these friendships emerge as dating relationships.
I think it's important not to lose touch with our friends and hobbies." The couple has learned mutual respect, consideration and communication skills.
Most parents consider dating a privilege rather than a right.
" At 19, the guy might say, "I burn off stress at the gym.
I know you hate the gym, but you like going out with your friends.
For example, a 13-year-old might be frustrated with his girlfriend. Going to the arcade is my favorite thing to do together, and you're tired of it?