Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
When you open the discussion with your teen about relationships and sexuality, consider using gender-inclusive language that remains neutral to sexual orientation.
For example, you might say something like, “Are you interested in finding a boyfriend or girlfriend?
Give your teen an opportunity to contribute to the discussion, which can help foster trust.
Be sure to let your teen know you support him or her in the dating process.
Its website offers a wealth of information for teens and parents and provides 24/7 support via phone, text, or chat.
Loveisrespect is a nonprofit organization that works to educate young people about healthy relationships and create a culture free of abuse.
As we near the end of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we want to remind parents how important it is to do their part to help prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.
If you are a parent to a blossoming teen, consider discussing these crucial aspects of relationships with your child before he or she enters into a relationship: Be sure to teach your teen about the foundations of a healthy relationship.
There are many different types of abuse your teen should be aware of before entering into a relationship.
These include physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and digital abuse, as well as stalking.