Back in the olden days if a young man fancied a young woman, he would ask his father to ask her father to organise an afternoon soiree with the intentions of the parents agreeing to the courtship of the young couple. This would traditionally include a tea pot, four tea cups and far too many doilies. Oh my giddy aunt, how things have changed!
These days our children audaciously think they can organise their own relationships without tea or doilies – and you may never get invited to a soiree. So how do you stay involved in your child’s world as they experience the highs and lows of developing and experiencing romantic feelings?