They need to know that family love is unconditional while romantic love is passionate and sexual and that, in long-term relationships, love becomes a combination of the two.
At its core, sexuality is something that is private, and constantly getting messages about what “should” be important makes it confusing to try to figure out what truly matters to your teen in a relationship.
The amygdala—the emotional center – is the part of the brain that’s running the show. Add on a big dose of hormones, and… Ack!
Dating Smarts for Parents — Whose Values Count When it Comes to Teens and Dating? As much as we would all like to be there at every step, when our children become teenagers they are granted more freedom. Teens dating is a big part of gaining independence whether you are ready for it or not! […]
…it’s important to plant the seed about waiting early on…Teens have sex.