New research about the intense pressure young women face to share nude photos of themselves is raising questions about how we address some of the norms that have taken hold among ...
When high schooler Mackenzie Baldwin met a stranger online, she’d thought she’d found love. Instead, she was nearly led into what could have been a very dangerous situation. She is joined ...
Teenage breakups are one of the more painful experiences of adolescence. Laura’s daughter Tracy* had been dating her high school boyfriend, Dan, for five years, and Tracy truly believed that that ...
As a health educator who works with teens and college students—and as a mom of three—I was happy to see the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most ...
Kids today: they just don’t drink and have sex like they used to. According to a new study, young people are defying the expectations of adults yet again by failing to ...
When it comes to sexual activity and sex, you have the right to decide when you do it, where you do it, and how you do it. For any sexual activity ...
You’d be hard pressed to find a teen who isn’t glued to their smartphone these days. But what about that teen who’s being bombarded with text messages from a significant other ...
Girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers may be more vulnerable to abuse from a boyfriend, new research suggests. These girls were more likely to say a boyfriend had ...
Picture a teen couple in the hallway at school between classes. At first glance, they look pretty normal. In fact, they seem so close. But if you look a little closer ...
Healthy relationships involve respect, trust, and consideration for the other person. Abusive relationships don’t have these qualities. Instead, they involve mistreatment, disrespect, intense jealousy, controlling behavior, or physical violence. Read More
The Beatles were wrong when the said “all you need is love,” says Marilyn Maxwell, M.D., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Saint Louis University. Teens also need their parents ...
Teen dating violence is a topic that is hard to talk about. Most people think it will never happen to them or their son or daughter, however, millions of high schoolers ...
When your teen begins to show an interest in dating, you’ll want to iron out how you feel about it. Besides the ‘my daughter isn’t dating until she is thirty’ thoughts ...
The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents. Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren’t sure how to talk ...
It’s never too early to talk to your teens about healthy relationships and dating violence. Starting conversations– even if you don’t think your teen is dating – is one of the ...
In the two years she was with him, there were beatings, more rapes and emotional abuse. Afterward, he would apologize profusely and give her gifts, and everything would seem perfect again. ...
There is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in young adult relationships and to help promote programs or resources in order to prevent it. Teen dating violence among adolescents ...
As a teenager, dating is something that everyone your age is doing, and you certainly do not want to be left out and made the “odd” ball”. There is a time ...
Dating has definitely changed a lot over the years and with the number of people — and teens — with online access at their fingertips, there’s no question that online dating ...
Parents often dread the first time their child heads out on a date, worrying about emerging hormones and the emotions in play. However, there is a greater threat to your teen’s ...
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Nationally and locally, it’s a time to raise awareness about abuse in teen and young adult relationships. The 2017 theme for Teen Dating Violence ...
More than 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month ...
Many parents remember the days of kids passing notes (“Do you like me? Check yes or no”), or calling on the “teen line” to start a relationship. Now, teens often are ...
Making decisions about teens and dating ahead of time will save some headache in the long run. Parents may not think they need to think about it until it happens, but ...
When most of today’s parents were teenagers, they developed their romantic crushes on the person they sat next to in algebra class, bumped into in front of their school lockers, or ...
A break up in a dating relationship is one of the most emotional events that can happen in a teen’s life. The disappointment can be almost overbearing. The embarrassment of having ...
Love can take you to new highs — and new lows. You may have the strongest feelings of your life, which is great when things are good. But if things go ...
If you are a parent to a teenager, you must have your hands full, because, well, teenagers can be quite unpredictable and it helps if their parents are a little more ...
Eight years ago, while Sameera Qureshi was working as an occupational therapist at an Islamic private school in Canada, she frequently overheard students bullying each other using sexually charged language. Schoolyard ...
Most parents of teenagers would never imagine that their kids could become victims of domestic abuse, but remarkably, it is an increasingly common occurrence. One young girl shared a very personal ...