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.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.
Explain that a healthy relationship comes from respect, mutual understanding, trust, honesty, communication, and support.
A relationship should consist of healthy boundaries that are established and respected by both partners equally.
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.