These studies highlight the importance of the family context in the development of aggression and teen dating violence in high-risk youth and have significant implications for intervention and prevention.
Five years later, those who answered yes to any of these questions were more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors.
Specifically, girls who reported experiencing dating violence as teens were more likely to binge drink, have symptoms of depression, smoke, and think about killing themselves as young adults, compared with girls who were in healthier relationships.
To be fair, no one has ever pretended that parenting a teenager was going to be easy.
Still, until your own kids reach that stage, it's tempting to believe your family will be immune to teen behavior problems.
The study included more than 5,600 12- to 18-year-olds who had been in one or more relationships with someone of the opposite sex back in 1996.
Of these, about a third said they had experienced teen dating violence, including emotional and physical abuse.
Maybe the love of your life has turned mean and selfish. “If a boyfriend doesn’t give you what you need, walk away,” says Danielle Greaves, MSW, who works with girls at The Guidance Center in Cambridge, Mass.
She tells girls all the time, “It hurts now, but you can get through this.” Dating Tip 4: Talk About Facebook Before You Talk on Facebook Social media puts the ups and downs of dating out there for everyone to see.
If you look closely, you'll see that you've been through this before, when she was a toddler -- only instead of shouting "no!
" like a two-year-old would, a teenager simply rolls her eyes in disgust.
"It's the task of the teenager to fire their parents and then re-hire them years later, but as consultants rather than managers." But that doesn't mean you have to take it lying down.