She is in high school and we have talked a lot about respectful relationships etc.. Falling in love is one of the greatest adventures in life but it also brings with it a long list of worries.
and she seems to be doing all this okay but she doesn't seem to stay in relationships very long. Thanks, Sue, Kentucky Sue, Most of us parents are never truly ready for our children to start dating. We want to protect our kids from hurt, we worry about who they are dating and whether the relationship is healthy, and of course we worry about the potential for unsafe sex or pregnancy.
While most teen romantic relationships do not start online, technology is a major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Understanding the role social and digital media play in these romantic relationships is critical, given how deeply enmeshed these technology tools are in lives of American youth and how rapidly these platforms and devices change.