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Navigating Teen Dating Relationships: A Parent’s Handbook

General Material

“Healthy teen relationships can positively influence your son or daughter’s ability to make safe and good decisions when pressured to engage in adolescent risk behaviors - sexual activity, alcohol or drug use, and/or violence. Teens who learn to develop healthy relationships are more likely to have healthy relationships throughout their lives. As parents, we want to know how to help our teens form healthy relationships. Teens learn how to act in relationships from parents, siblings, friends, and the media. You should provide reliable and accurate information to your teen about what a healthy relationship feels like, looks like, and sounds like.” 

This handbook emphasizes the importance of talking to your teen about dating relationships. It provides guidance to parents of high school children on how to help teens form healthy relationships and how to protect them from the pressures to engage in risk behaviors