Welcome to one of the most challenging phases of parenting—adolescence.
In all likelihood, your young teen is experiencing significant emotional, psychological and physical changes.
“The kids would talk about who was hooking up with who,” she says. “Whenever we ask kids where they get their information about sex, teens always say their #1 source is their mothers.” The problem is, you probably won’t find the perfect time to talk about it.
Remind your teen that he or she deserves a violence free relationship and that abuse is NEVER appropriate and NEVER their fault.But there certainly is an element of truth to the book's title, because it — intermarriage — does all begin with a date. In theory, I don't believe that it should be all that complicated.At least, that should be the case if the parents have raised their children as Jews and conveyed to them through their own actions the value that they place on living Jewishly. This article offers tips on how moms can help their daughters when it comes to sex, peer pressure, and dating. It’s hard for girls to look around at billboards, magazines, movies, TV, the Internet, and not believe that being sexy will make them desirable, glamorous, and/or loved. The goal of the book, as I understood it, is to promote an approach to preventing intermarriage.I don't think that intermarriage can be prevented, and I think that trying to do so can be very counter-productive.In addition, do not give your child an ultimatum to accept or enjoy spending time with a potential new partner.-Remind your child of their importance in your life, and verbalize how special they are to you.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.Let him or her know when you truly care for someone you don’t hurt them or try to control them.