And if you’ve got friends who could use help sorting out their feelings, pass it on to them. Annie Fox, creator of The In Site, invites young people to share their questions and concerns about relationships.
Remember the stuff that makes the most sense to you because you never know when you might need it.
Add in media messages that glorify unhealthy behavior — how many romantic comedies involve the boy who just won't give up on the girl who said no?
— and kids can find it extremely difficult to figure out what healthy romantic love really looks like.
Our teen interns worked very hard reviewing the hundreds of submissions we received for the Best Teen Book contest.
Here are some of the favorite books for fellow teens: Slept Away by Julie Kraut Laney Parker is a city girl through and through.
Socializing by teenagers as they move through adolescence is one of the key components to "growing up." Early adolescents usually remain in same-sex groups, with very little social contact with the opposite sex.
MY FEET AREN’T UGLY, A GIRLS GUIDE TO LOVING HERSELF FROM THE INSIDE OUT by Debra Beck Debra’s style of writing and insight into teen girls issues today really reaches out to them in their language.By sharing these stories, and talking about what makes real love so empowering and special, we can help the next generation find the loving, respectful partners they deserve.For a tween or teen experiencing their first crush — pounding heart, sweating hands, and elation or depression (depending on what the object of their affection just did) — love doesn’t necessarily feel like a wonderful thing, but understanding the difference between the overwhelming emotions of first love and unhealthy attachment and dependency on a partner are crucial. See how it applies to situations you’ve already been in.Open-ended questions invite teens to think about Terra’s advice and what it means to them.Parents of the "non-daters," could become quite anxious as they feel that there is something wrong with the teenager who does not date.