Movies about dating violence
Teens also value a growing sense of independence and may shun advice or guidance from older people who have been in their shoes.
This may be especially true for parents of teenagers.
You can help teens recognize unhealthy, violent, or negative dating relationship behaviors by setting positive relationship examples.
If you and your teen are watching a movie about domestic violence, use the opportunity to talk about what you see on screen.
If you’re teen is engaging in violence, then make sure you discuss the criminal consequences with them.
If you suspect your teen is in an unhealthy or violent relationship, set aside a time to speak privately.
Your teen is developing habits and expectations that will stay with them for life – don’t shy away from ensuring these behaviors are positive because the subject is potentially embarrassing.
Finding a private space where your teen is most comfortable can help to set the scene for a meaningful and exploratory conversation.
It is easy for relationships to fail because resorting to unhealthy behaviors is easier than investing time, energy, and consideration.
Teens will be hesitant to talk about their intimate relationships.
As a parent, you have had at least one – if not more – relationship from which you can draw experience, knowledge, and wisdom.
Relationships are hard work and require a lot of effort to be successful.