How to talk to your daughter about dating

You want to talk to her about this guy, but you have to do it in a way that doesn’t drive her further into his arms and out of your reach.Discuss your expectations with your daughter, but make it about her and not her bad boyfriend.

-Remind your child of their importance in your life, and verbalize how special they are to you.-Ask for your child’s views, but do not ask for your child’s approval of the person you date.It is not their responsibility to decide whether or not someone will be your future partner or become part of the family.Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.The bad boy persona is one that teen girls -- and women -- are presented with on TV, in movies and in books, according to Boston-based psychiatrist Susan Carey.