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.A relationship should consist of healthy boundaries that are established and respected by both partners equally.
These conversations and decisions only become more challenging when the time comes for your teen to start dating.
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.
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.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
For many, raising a teenager is the most intimidating chapter of parenthood.
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.
While avoiding unnecessary pain is a trait of wisdom, being afraid of pain can be paralyzing.
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
Make sure he or she understands that infatuation is not the same as love.