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That’s because struggling in school can lower kids’ self-esteem.Difficulties with self-control, social skills and other common challenges can make adolescents more inclined to make poor choices.When your teen starts dating, it can be exciting and a little scary.

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I find myself in the unsettling position of wanting to say very conventional things like ''An 18 year old boy only has one thing in mind.'' And then I feel bad. Older guys pick on younger, more vulnerable girls because it's harder for them to say no. They mostly spent time together at school, at lunch, or met before school for coffee. I told her that I wanted to meet him before they went ''out'' anywhere. Just make sure she knows that she can call you anytime and you will pick her up. That way she might talk to you about any things she doesn't know how to handle.

Talk to your daughter about different things that can happen when she is with him and let her know she can make a choice about what she wants to do. I also tell her if he wants to ''go farther'' than she does, she absolutely has the right to say ''no''.

Mack studied philosophy and economics at the University of Memphis. Not only are they undergoing unnerving biological changes, but they also are transitioning from childhood to adulthood.

Dating teenagers experience even more pressure as they focus on building a relationship in the midst of all these changes.