Advice for handling teenage romance

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Teenage romance is a very difficult question for parents. As a father, I would prefer my kids not date until they're 30-years-old, but the reality is they are going to, and forbidding it doesn't really get you anywhere. All it does is prevent ... or put up barriers between your child. So what we do is to have as much communication as possible with the kids. We ask them who they are with, what they are doing, where they are going. And we encourage them to bring their friends around the house so we can meet them and learn about them. If there's things in the relationship that we don't think are healthy for them, we discuss what we think is a problem, we discuss with them what we believe is essential to a healthy relationship, and we hope they find the answers for themselves. We can't tell them what to do, but we can make suggestions. And on a good relationship, we are much more encouraging, we invite their friends over with us for family functions and for dinners. If we're not in agreement with the relationship that we don't approve, then we're not as inviting, we're not as open and we let them know that we don't support the relationship, but we hope that they make the best decisions for them.

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The Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick is a small law firm specializing in civil litigation. Over the years, Mr. Dordick has focused on building his practice in order to maintain a high quality legal service.

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 In 2009, Mr. Dordick was given the Consumer Attorneys of California's Trial Lawyer of the Year award. At 45 years old, Mr. Dordick was recognized as the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year and the recipient of the O'Brien's Jury Verdict Evaluator Trial Lawyer of the Year.He was a nominee for the Consumer Attorney's Trial Lawyer of the Year an unprecedented nine times. Other achievements include: Daily Law Journal's Top 40 Lawyers in the State under 40; Los Angeles Magazine's, Super Lawyer 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; Bernard Jefferson's Award of Excellence; Trial Master by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates Inns of Court; Who's Who Award of Best Lawyer in America; and, Million Dollar Advocate Award. Mr. Dordick received commendations from then Governor, Gray Davis, State Lieutenant Governor, Cruz Bustamante as well as commendation from numerous other State and U.S. Senators.

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