No other significant area of a child's life is so unsupervised today as dating. But this important subject doesn’t have to be left to chance. Dr. Bob Barnes insists that it's never too early to begin planning for the dating years and with a reasonable game plan, both parents and adolescents can come out winners. Preparing Your Child for Dating empowers parents to prepare their children for the challenges of making dating choices. It answers questions such as: What is the purpose of dating? When should a child date? Who should he or she date? Where should they go and what should they do on a date? Preparing Your Child for Dating offers a template for successful dating and moving into responsible adulthood.