Don’t just assume your child knows the difference; tell them as often as you can.Make sure to teach your children from an early age the difference between dating and sex. Help your teen understand that dating is about getting to know the other person emotionally, not just physically.
The social scene can be a major challenge for our children.
A majority of my cases have something to do with depression, relationship problems and heartache.
ELKHART, Indiana (CNN) -- Zach Anderson is 19 and a typical teenager.
He's into computers and wants to build a career around his love for electronics.
Many people teach their children different ways to say no to sex. Many teens think once you’ve had sex with someone, you can’t refuse to do it again.
Let them know that they can refuse sex if they feel uncomfortable and for any other reason.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist that serves in four local high schools in Northern California.
The business is booming with all the troubles teens are having at home and at school.
Many parents don’t realize how important it is to teach your child that dating and sex do not go hand in hand.
Many teens assume that sex is a normal part of dating. Magazines, movies, television, and their friends all give them this message on a regular basis.
Suggest other things to do with someone rather than have sex.