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.
While it may be tempting to skip this conversation, it’s in everyone’s best interests to talk to your teen about sex.
Ask yourself whether you want your teen to hear this information from you or someone else.
A good partner will accept you as you are, support your personal choices, and praise you for your achievements.