How to deal with early teen dating
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
For example, you might say something like, “Are you interested in finding a boyfriend or girlfriend?
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.
If you’re feeling unsure about how to teach your teen to distinguish between a healthy and unhealthy relationship, or if you would like additional resources on the warning signs of relationship abuse or promoting positive relationships, consider visiting
Loveisrespect is a nonprofit organization that works to educate young people about healthy relationships and create a culture free of abuse.
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