These key tips will keep everyone on the same page.Many parents assume their tween has no interest in the opposite sex because he or she hasn't said anything about it.You can get help through by chat, by texting "loveis" to 22522, or by phone at 866-331-9474. You also can read about signs of an unhealthy relationship.
And follow your parents' rules for things like curfew, since those often are set for your safety.
They value their opinions and rely on them for advice.
That's why it's so important to use these years to get closer to your kids while laying the groundwork for healthy relationships during adolescence and beyond, says Benoit.
If you think the person you're dating is abusive, get help.
Talk to your parents or guardians or other adult you trust. If you have been raped, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline online or at 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).