There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.
It happens in person and electronically with current or former partners. However, many teens don’t report it because they’re afraid to tell friends and family.
CDC’s initiative Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships promotes respectful, nonviolent relationships among youth in high-risk, urban communities.
Some things don’t have to be shared with the whole world.
This article shares ideas for preventing dating abuse and violence. Share this article with your teen and start the conversation.
Here is some important information that you can pass along to your teen to help with your discussion: Dating Tips If you do not know the person you are dating well, consider going out on a double date or group date for your first date.
Once you get to know this person and feel more comfortable with them, dating one-on-one will feel less stressful.
Never agree to go out on a first date just to hang out at your date’s house.
You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. Here are six dating tips to help you keep your head during this exciting time.
Dating Matters supports prevention strategies in schools and neighborhoods and with families, using comprehensive, evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to reduce the burden of teen dating violence.
Communicating, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.