Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Teenage Romance: How to Parent a Teenager in Love

Teenage Romance: How to Parent a Teenager in Love

There are some important things to keep in mind while trying to parent a teenager who has fallen in love. Do everything you can to keep communication open. Start conversations while your child is approachable to prevent awkward moments. Establish trust between you and your teen by showing empathy when something doesn’t go the way they planned it to. Remember that teenagers live in the present moment. Try to talk to them on a “right now” level, even though you are concerned about their future. Breakups happen, make sure to let your child know that you understand exactly how it feels to be heart-broken.

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