Maybe you’re the parent of a teen, or maybe someday you will be. What sort of advice are you going to give them about their romantic entanglements? Spoiler alert: it can be complicated, but they’re going to really need you. So get ready.
Parents play a key role in helping kids define and establish healthy relationships, and can also keep an eye out for signs that their child might be in an abusive relationship. Changes in behavior and rejecting friends to spend more time with a boyfriend or girlfriend are key indicators. That’s why it’s crucial for parents to always know where their teens are and who they are with, and that they get to know their teen’s friends and boyfriend or girlfriend.