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Of those in an abusive relationship, studies indicate only 33% of teens ever told an adult about the abuse.Lisa Hadley is a parent education specialist and master’s level counselor for St. As a parent, you may be thinking, “I’m not ready for this! ” But, rest assured, the time is here, and it is better to be prepared for it than not. Call 314.454.8336 for information and support on ways to promote mental health with your children and teens, as well as specific referrals to mental health provid... If the answer is yes, it is very likely that he or she is dating, or is at least showing interest in dating. Parents may joke that it’s an experience they want their child to have -- just not until somewhere around the age of 30. A 6th grade girl may say, "Jacob is my boyfriend," but what does that mean?Seriously, though, when is your child ready to date? "At this age, kids use dating labels but aren’t ready to have much direct one-on-one interaction beyond maybe sitting together at lunch or recess," says Dale Atkins, Ph D, a family therapist in New York.