With this in mind, it's important for adolescents to learn healthy ways to interact, such as active listening, communicating effectively and respectfully, and finding healthy ways to resolve conflict.
Teens who are allowed to date -- under parental supervision -- can gain experience with safe dating practices that will have a significant impact on their lives as adults.
Communication is the most important thing in relationships.
It forms the basis for respect and honesty and means that you listen to each other’s thoughts and opinions, and accept each other’s right to say no or to change your mind.
Attitudes are shaped by a number of factors: family, friends, religion, culture, and especially the media.
Remember, healthy boundaries shouldn’t restrict your ability to: Even healthy relationships can use a boost now and then.During your teen years, you will have many kinds of relationships, both friendships and those that are dating relationships.Most of the time, these are fun, exciting, and healthy, and they make you feel good.If you subscribe to any of our print newsletters and have never activated your online account, please activate your account below for online access.By activating your account, you will create a login and password.