Dating can be an exhilarating experience, and it's not something that should be taken too lightly especially when there is more to consider now.
Ending a relationship by divorce is an emotional process that often leads to a period of grief and reflection, and the length of this period varies from person to person.
Given that 1 in 5 high schoolers experience dating violence, you’ll want to be sure you do your part to help your child understand what a healthy relationship feels and looks like.
If you think your son or daughter may be controlling, abusive, or violent with his or her partner, tell your child that abuse and violence are NOT acceptable and that violence will not solve problems.
Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.
If you need support there are people and resources available to help.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.
A child’s usual reaction to mom or dad’s first date is a negative one.