So next Friday night, encourage them to try something different.Check out some fun, teen-friendly date night ideas for your little love birds.
While I definitely wouldn’t want to go back to wearing casual overalls and plaid shirts, I yearn for the heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed dates I went on when I was 17 and 18. Few things are more romantic than packing up an old-fashioned picnic. There's something eternally cute about even the mere act of asking someone to go strawberry picking with you that you don't even really have to go strawberry picking. Pick up dinner fixings, then go back to one of your houses to prepare and eat.Spending time in the kitchen together is a great way to get to know each other - and if the dinner actually turns out good, that's just icing on the cake.You'll only need a little bit of cash (and maybe a little bit of love) to have a great time.If you've got time, start this date out at the grocery store.As you may remember, part of being a teen is about gaining independence – and if you are now the parent of a teen, you are likely reminded of this on a daily basis.Unfortunately, hopes for gaining independence are often dashed when your teen has to ask you for the keys to the car or to spot him or her to go to the movies. Unfortunately for teens, date nights are often limited to watching a movie on their parents' couch.We know you want to keep an eye on your teen, but you also want them to have fun.