Signgs of dating violence
When children understand what a healthy relationship is, they are less likely to accept dating violence and are more likely to have positive attitudes toward gender equality, according to a recent study.
Healthy parent-child relationships also lead to more satisfaction in romantic relationships.
The excitement of being in a relationship can stop you from seeing the warning signs of abuse.
Parents can play a key role in prevention by being a positive role model.Teens who are victims of dating violence are more likely to have problems with school, substance abuse, depression and social experiences, according to a recent study. The AAP urges parents to talk to their children about healthy relationships in middle school, before dating starts.This is particularly important for preteens who see intimate partner violence at home.Schools need to teach about thought patterns that are unhealthy and about how extremist notions and behaviors can be controlled through self-awareness and training to catch the unhealthy self-talk.Many health education programs today are teaching about feelings and how the feelings can be controlled.
Teens in violent relationships often are afraid to seek help.