Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.
Once you’re done talking, set a good example in your relationship with your significant other.
And, just to be sure we were well-rounded, they even threw in physical education and music! If someone stole their lunch every day then nope, they did not have to invite them over for a play date.
Are your teens able to answer questions like: What does a good, healthy relationship look like? Remind your teen that ever since preschool, they have been allowed to pick and choose their own friends.
It’s a startling reality that 1 out of 3 adolescents will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from a dating partner, and only one-third of them will tell someone else about it.
Many times, they themselves don’t realize that it’s a problem.
Once your child starts dating, don’t stop talking to them about relationships.
For these reasons, it’s highly important that parents openly discuss the concept of healthy and unhealthy relationships with their teenagers and help them understand what warning signs to watch for.
Respect for both oneself and others is a key characteristic of healthy relationships.
In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one partner tries to exert control and power over the other physically, sexually, and/or emotionally.
It is the big sign that they’re growing up and are entering adulthood.
But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.