Yet the topic of teen dating doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves.
Have you talked about it with Seeing as our early relationships set the tone for our future relationships, I’d say that based on these facts, we should be talking about this. Young boys and girls are influenced most by what they’ve seen in the home.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.
If you think not, there is a pretty good chance that you are wrong.
The reality is that nearly 90% of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 say they have been in dating relationships.
And, while your teen needs you more than ever to help them through this challenging time, they are also seeking independence and turning to peers.
While it may seem easier to let your teen shake you loose, hang on. Right now, your teen is forming relationships that set the stage for future relationships.