Tips for teens and dating
Worse, peers and the media, including social media, also influence teens.
Teens who feel unloved will seek attention from a partner, and those with low self-esteem will try to impress others at any cost.
Boys may act “tough” or “macho” because they think it will make them seen “cool” to their peers, even if they are mistreating a girl in the process.
Dating should be a fun, social experience, and not an obligation or abusive relationship.
There are more high school relationships that end in heartbreak and disaster.
When it comes to teenage dating, there are a lot of things, such as teen pregnancy, that scares parents.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.
Below you’ll find information and tools to help you talk to your kids about healthy relationships, guidelines on how to navigate their world of cell phones and social networking and how to talk to your kids about being an upstander vs. If you suspect your teen may be a victim of abuse, you are the most important resource and advisor for your child.
When people think of relationship statistics, they automatically think of the worst numbers possible.