Does he think it’s the only way to go out and have fun?
Or does he want to spend time getting to know someone better?
Some choose to focus on schoolwork, sport or other interests.
They might meet up with someone special among friends, and then gradually spend more time with that person alone.
Early teenage relationships often involve exploring physical intimacy and sexual feelings.
You might not feel ready for this, but you have an important role in guiding and supporting your child through this important developmental stage.
You might also want to agree on some strategies for what your child should do if she feels unsafe or threatened.
Young people might also talk to their friends, which is healthy and normal.
The most influential role models for teenagers are the grown-ups in their lives.