Children and dating relationships

by  |  09-Nov-2019 13:31

So when it comes to dating, how can you prepare yourself to deal with potential questions and issues? This is a statistic that may strike fear in any parent’s heart, so brace yourself. It may not be the kind of “dating” you’re picturing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older. You may be surprised to hear dating labels like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” and “together” from the lips of your sixth-grader.

According to the CDC 2013 National Youth Behavior Survey, one in three young people have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence.

Parents, would you be able to recognize the signs if your teen was in an abusive relationship?

The preteen and teen years aren’t easy on you or your child.

As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.

If a teen came to you for help, would you be comfortable talking about teen dating violence?

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