Dating violence advice parents
Remember, dating violence occurs in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples and any gender can be abusive.
You can look for some early warning signs of abuse that can help you identify if your child is in an abusive relationship before it’s too late.
Many teens fear that their parents may overreact, blame them or be disappointed.
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.
They may have little or no experience with healthy dating relationships and confuse jealousy with love.
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behavior, attitudes and beliefs that seek to exert power and control over another person in a dating relationship.