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Your daughter is "going out" with seven or so other kids. No shy boy on your doorstep arriving to pick her up.But she has confided to you that now she's "going out" with Michael. No chance to ask him what school he goes to and who his parents are.Instead, Alishe comes to pick up your daughter because she wants to use your curling iron.Then, together, they "go out" to meet the rest of the group, including Michael."One of my jobs as a parent is to ensure that you're safe," you can explain. You just want to know what the parents of other kids consider a reasonable curfew.Go ahead and ask about your daughter's boyfriend, too, maintaining an attitude of respect and interest.If you play a supportive rather than a controlling role, your teen may keep you informed.Don't hesitate to contact other parents of the kids in the group.
is an appropriate curfew to send the whole group home before midnight.
Your teen will probably tell you not to dare talk to her friends' parents, but make your intentions clear.
In the last decade, the trend has been for teens to go out in groups, especially adolescents age thirteen to fifteen. If a teen is quiet or awkward, he might otherwise be excluded from one-on-one dating during adolescence.
There's also a safety benefit to going out to movies, doughnut shops, and parks surrounded by a cushion of friends.
But how do parents get to know their teen's significant other?