However, there will be some differences in their romantic lives, and often parents are not sure how to negotiate these differences.A big question that often comes up for parents is friendships versus relationships.
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If you trust your teen to be honest with you about their relationships, set some ground rules.
Let them know that if they’re romantic with somebody, you want to meet that person, and you want them to be honest about the nature of their relationship. Does your gut tell you that they might try to do something dishonest?
While your average 15-year-old boy is unlikely to ask if a girl can sleep over (although some do), a gay teen may have many friends of the same sex whom he sees without supervision, talks to behind closed doors, or asks to spend the night in his bedroom.
Does that have to change if you now know your teen is attracted to the same sex?