Healthy teen dating
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.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.They need to be clear on the healthy and unhealthy components of their relationships.
Use The ABCs as your guide when evaluating your current relationships or developing new ones later in life.Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.Building good habits of diet and exercise is important, and so is having good hygiene.Being healthy also means having a positive mental attitude, and making safe decisions about your body and behaviors.