Dating in adolescence

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However, such early sexual relationships may lead to certain potential problems of teenage pregnancy and parenthood, getting affected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or HIV which may later lead to AIDS.

The teenage subculture has a number of common elements, some of which may include the following: Dating relationships range from informal casual dating to more involved steady dating.

Considering a host of social pressures and stresses that adolescents experience, the addition of a relationship to the equation can have a negative impact, according to a study from BYU professor of family life .

His study followed 100 adolescent couples daily for three months.

Children have depended primarily on their parents to meet the needs for love, affection, approval, and support.

Parents, in turn gain satisfaction by knowing that their children need them and depend upon them.

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