Would You Know If Your Teen Was Being Abused?
Having a healthy relationship starts at home. Children learn how to treat a loved one from their parents and it’s often difficult to discipline teens about healthy relationships if you don’t lead by example. Any teen can be at risk for dating abuse, which is why parents should be extra vigilant and learn about the common warning signs of dating abuse.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner and this is unacceptable. According to Break the Cycle, dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors. Most of the time it’s a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time where one partner exerts power and control over their partner.