Similarly, if your teen is on the receiving end of unhealthy behavior, it's important to help out.
Your parenting values, your teen's maturity level, and the specific situation will help you decide how much chaperoning your teen needs.
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and posting to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
Having an eyes-on policy might be necessary and healthy in some circumstances.
But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.
Talk to your teen about how real life dates don't mimic what might be seen in the movies.