It’s tough to know when to set rules and when to give freedom, when to bend and when to stand firm, when to intervene and when to let live.Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.And, they may not understand that controlling behaviors and bullying in pre-teen relationships can lead to dating violence and other harm later on.
As parents of budding preteens, how or when do we even begin the conversation?
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
Never tell your teen you want to talk in from of other people, except perhaps your child's other parent or guardian.
Take your child out to a coffee shop or for a drive, away from siblings and distractions for both of you.