When parents talk to their kids about healthy relationships, they help protect kids from dating violence.
Most parents of 11-to-14-year-olds don’t feel prepared to talk to their kids about healthy relationships and teen dating violence.
They may not even want to acknowledge that their kids have started dating.
And, they may not understand that controlling behaviors and bullying in pre-teen relationships can lead to dating violence and other harm later on.
Start Strong Bronx conducted a parenting program at a school when parents were already there to pick up report cards.
The school required attendance at the workshop in order for report cards to be released.
conducted workshops addressing social emotional learning, positive parenting and healthy teen relationships for parents of youth transitioning from elementary to middle school.These workshops were so well received they became an integral part of transition camps at middle school campuses. Before you hit the panic button, heed the advice of clinical psychologist Dr.Laura Kastner, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, and author of Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens. What are the best strategies for opening up a dialogue about dating? Start on the outside of the topic of socializing, and hunt and peck.Who's in the group going to X's house Friday night? To keep it from being an interrogation—leading to shut down—it's good to just make it chit-chat in an effort to get the teen interested in a few topics so that they enjoy sharing.By accident, you may hear some names that crop up more and more.