Parent advice on teen dating
The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.For high school males, more than 7% reported physical violence and about 5% reported sexual violence from a dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence.I also have two teen girls of my own and literally go from teen girls in my office to teen girls in my home in a five-minute commute.My girls are at opposite ends of the spectrum in many ways.
She is at our house a lot because she does not like to be at her own home.
I write because, by nature and by training, I am an observer of emotional dynamics.
With my clients, and even in challenging parenting moments with my daughters, I am constantly observing.
Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults, and the media.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. The risk of having unhealthy relationships increases for teens who: Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.