Ask yourself whether you want your teen to hear this information from you or someone else.On its website, the Mayo Clinic suggests turning the topic into a discussion rather than a presentation.Discipline becomes increasingly difficult and may feel impossible to maintain.
Resiliency, self-respect, self-esteem, confidence, perseverance, and wisdom are the things to focus on instilling in your children, as these things will both help them to avoid pain and to recover from it quickly.
Even more important than trying to avoid pain is helping our sons and daughters (and ourselves) to know that they are strong, capable, and powerful — and that they can overcome hurt.
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.
Explain that a healthy relationship comes from respect, mutual understanding, trust, honesty, communication, and support.
We are misled in our society to think there is only one person out there for us, only one soul mate — only one great love.
The truth is that, out of millions of people, there are far more than one with whom wcan have a wonderful spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual connection.
Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.
It’s a struggle to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it.
Distinguishing between infatuation and love can be difficult for many adults; imagine how complicated it can be for a teenager who is experiencing many new feelings for the first time.
Take a moment to explain to your teen that attraction and desire are physiological responses that can occur separately from emotions.
While avoiding unnecessary pain is a trait of wisdom, being afraid of pain can be paralyzing.