Unhealthy age differences in teen dating
Dating violence or abuse often starts with emotional and verbal abuse.The person may start calling you names, constantly checking on you, or demanding your time.
So, telling your teenager the relationship isn’t real or won’t work may cause her to try harder to make it work (even if it’s an unhealthy relationship) just to prove you wrong.
Having ongoing conversations about dating and relationships with your teen is a must.
“The goal is to provide an environment in which teens feel they can communicate safely with their parents and in which parents can convey their values and establish boundaries,” Dr. She says some of the topics to discuss with teens are: when your teen can date, whether dates have to be group dates or if one-on-one dates are allowed, curfew, your expectations of the teen and partner he/she chooses, your family’s stance on teen sex, information on how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Find yourself doodling his or her name on your notebook?
Did you feel it was the best feeling in the world and never wanted it to end? Chances are, the warm feeling you just had thinking about your first love have now evaporated!