Forming healthy relationships can help teens learn important skills such as cooperation, appropriate behavior, compromise, sensitivity and the ability to understand others’ feelings.
According to Michigan State University Extension experts, these skills can lead to future healthy relationships in adulthood. That’s what makes dating and being in a relationship feel good.
Parents play a very important role in helping their teens learn what is healthy in a relationship and what is not.
Parents can also help teens better understand the feelings they experience and how to manage them.
Relationships take time, energy, and care to make them healthy.