Teen dating love

24 Jan

My two daughters and I were watching a movie the other night called Wedding Crashers (we’re all suckers for rom-coms), and we heard Owen Wilson say, “True love is the soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another” . That is indeed love, but does that concept somehow shift as we get older?Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.It is your teen’s responsibility to know your rules and follow them.Also, while you may not like the person your child is dating, be supportive.

When it comes time to meet your teen’s date, be kind and respectful.

While you may want to give a lecture on the rules; their date is not the one you should be talking to.

Dating doesn’t always go as you expect; your child may need someone to come to if they have a problem.

You need to keep the lines of communication open and also reiterate to them how they should treat people and expect to be treated in a relationship.

Most of their information comes from media that’s meant to be entertaining, not realistic.

Make sure your child understands what it means to be in a loving and supporting relationship.

Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male.

Did you know that one in three adolescents experience some form of dating abuse before the age of 18?