Dating rights and responsibilities
Hormones are lighting up and turning our kids on in all sorts or angry, erotic, anxious, and exciting ways. They are developing their own identity outside of the family unit, constantly comparing themselves to one another, and seeking to “fit in” at almost any cost. It’s no wonder the parent-adolescent relationship is often fraught with conflict.And that conflict often boils down to one essential challenge: how to balance the rights and responsibilities of both the parent and the child. Parents (and teachers) are often walking a tightrope between being too lenient and laissez-faire – letting the teen have too much freedom – and being overly strict or controlling – not giving the teen a chance to test the waters and develop their own abilities. Here’s a few guidelines for you to consider, and then to calmly discuss with your tween or teen. I strongly encourage you to have repeated dialogues about these issues with your kids. Share your values, concerns, expectations, and rationales.Sometimes, it’s difficult to know whether your relationship is healthy or unhealthy.
To have friends and activities apart from my boyfriend or girlfriend – Spending time by yourself, with male or female friends or with family is normal and healthy.
A healthy relationship involves honesty, trust and communication.
To not be hurt physically or emotionally – You should feel safe in your relationship at all times.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.