) and if you’re not, you likely have a million more (when will I meet someone? But the key to any relationship is to make sure that it’s healthy—that both parties are happy and that they support and care for each other. And that means you’re on point with communication, trust, and respect. Romantic relationships can bring lots of emotional ups and downs for your child – and sometimes for the whole family.
There isn’t a ‘right age’ to start having relationships – every child is different, and every family will feel differently about this issue.
You might not feel ready for this, but you have an important role in guiding and supporting your child through this important developmental stage.
Romantic relationships are a major developmental milestone.
Today, juveniles are beginning to date as early as their “tween” years.
By the time they reach high school, 1 in 3 teens know a friend or peer who has been physically hurt by a partner.