Tips To Protect Your Teens From an Abusive Relationship
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If you suspect that your adult is involved in such activities, it can be hard to know what to do. Because parents often scared to lose the trust of their children, they scared that their children will start to hide things and many more. All these concerns are normal, but you can discuss it with your children by telling them their moral values, teach them about their limits, and ask them to be aware of any love scam.
1. Talk About Lust, Infatuation, and Love
Distinguishing between love and infatuation is difficult for teenagers. Imagine how complicated it can be for adults who are experiencing many new feelings for the first time. Spend some time with your children and tell them desire and attraction are something else, and they disappear after a few months.
Make sure they understand that attraction is not the same as love. It may give you goosebumps, hearts, can’t sleep, and can’t eat type feelings. Tell them infatuation can happen instantly, but love takes time to grow.
2. Be Supportive
It is an easy way to gain the trust of your children. Let them tell you about their friends and affairs. It’ll be tough for your daughter to say to you about her boyfriend but remind her that she is not alone and you only want to save her from any trouble. Tell her that you’re always want to help her.
3. Don’t blame them
Being parents is not an easy task. Very few teens recognize themselves that they are the victim of an abusive relationship. It’s more likely that your children don’t want to be viewed their tattered feelings and emotions. If you want to be helpful for your daughter, make yourself emotionally available to her.
Tell her about your bad experiences with relationship and make her feel as though she is not alone, and you understand what she is going through.
4. Monitor and Supervise
Know where your children spend time. Ask them about their friends, ensure that they are not involved in immoral activities. Teens have a strong influence on their friends. Do help your child to choose friends from the families that have similar values. Invite his/her friends into home talk with them regularly, and meet with their parents.
You can follow their social media accounts. If you suspect your daughter or son spend his/her most of the time on mobile or laptop, and they live out more, then you should take some steps to monitor them.
You can track their locations and can check their mobile phones. But it common that teens don’t allow anyone to enter into their privacy. Parents feel it difficult how to track a cell phone without them knowing, then no worries today various apps are available that help parents to keep a check on their teens.
It is essential to be polite when you talk about relationship or dating with your teenager. If you communicate with your child gently then it is more likely that he/she will do the same for you.
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