We have since become aware of other warning signs lists which are very good resources for today’s parents observing their teens relationships.In the past few years, as we have talked to students in local high schools, we have tried to reach out to parents who want to initiate conversations with their teens about healthy and not-healthy relationships.Pictures being sent out to others or ending up on websites and arrests for child pornography are things that teens believe happen to other people, not them.
Positive peer experiences and strong friendships can help prevent depression.
Encourage your child to spend time with supportive friends.
We talked between us, as parents, how we thought she was handling herself well in her first relationships away from home.
We found out that there were many things we did not know, and warning signs were missed in her relationship.
While it may only be one girl’s account, it falls in line with experts' findings on sexting."A lot of social media culture is using women's bodies, girls' bodies, to get attention," Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers,” told The Record in May.