Some of these signs include: As a parent, your instinct is to help your child in whatever way you can.
This need to help can drive you to quickly react, but sometimes what feels like the right plan of action could stop the conversation before it begins.
Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unfortunate number of teens who experience teen dating violence in a romantic relationship.
Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
Ask your Teen: If you have a teenager it is very important that you get their approval after an introduction or two is made with your potential lover.
But as a parent, you’re critical in helping your child develop healthy relationships and can provide life-saving support if they are in an abusive relationship.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.
Teens may not fully understand the weight of their actions – especially if they have developed an understanding of how relationships operate from portrayals in the media, movies, athletes, and television.
It's a topic that makes many parents run for cover, but explaining "the birds and the bees" is a conversation every parent needs to have with their kids. In his new book, Straight Talk, No Chaser, comedian and TV/radio host Steve Harvey says there are some important things every young man needs to learn before becoming a real man. Adopting a child from a different country can be a rewarding experience for you and your family. Phil says there are several adoption dos and don'ts to consider as you celebrate your child's differences. This is an alert to all parents: Do you know what your child is doing on the computer?
It's the story everyone is talking about: The horrific murder and alleged rape of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. There are no set rules for parenting, and oftentimes, what works with one child may not work with another.