CDC also developed technical packages to help states and communities prioritize efforts to prevent or reduce public health problems, including teen dating violence and intimate partner violence.
Most parents have some fears of the day their child will start dating.
If you have a concern, talk honestly with your child and ask other’s for help.
Here are some clues that your child’s relationship may be in trouble.
You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.
When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.
As adolescents progress towards steady relationships, their relationships become more dyadic, sexual, and emotionally involved.
Attachment Contexts for Adolescent Friendship and Romance.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.It may be hard to see your child growing up and finding new people to get close to, but if you take the right steps and teach them how relationships are supposed to be, they’re much more likely to make the right choices.Teach her to evaluate the relationship and consider the possible consequences of becoming sexually involved, rather than simply responding in the moment. Make sure your teen knows to show respect by not texting friends throughout the date and talk about what to do if a date behaves disrespectfully.Only intervene if you think the relationship is dangerous for your child.As a parent, it is important for you to recognize the danger signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship.