Tell your teen you can drop off or pick up him or her, lend a compassionate and supportive ear when necessary, or help acquire birth control if that fits with your parenting and personal philosophies.
However you intend to support your teen, make sure he or she knows that you are available.
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If you are a parent to a blossoming teen, consider discussing these crucial aspects of relationships with your child before he or she enters into a relationship: Be sure to teach your teen about the foundations of a healthy relationship.
A good partner will accept you as you are, support your personal choices, and praise you for your achievements.
A healthy relationship also allows both partners to maintain outside interests and friendships, and does not hinder the personal freedom of either partner.
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.Take a moment to explain to your teen that attraction and desire are physiological responses that can occur separately from emotions.