B-PEN’S New Middle School Parent Update on “HEALTHY ADOLESCENT RELATIONSHIPS”
During early childhood, we often talk to our kids about that most basic tenet – “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” But in adolescence, that attitude often has shifted to something more like “Do to others before they do to you.” This leads to bullying, gossiping, labeling/name calling, exclusion, and sexual harassment/manipulation. What happened? And why? And what can we as parents do about it? How do we teach our adolescents about healthy relationships, from burgeoning sexual exploration to the basic dynamics of having and being a good friend? Check out B-PEN’s new Parent Update on “Healthy Adolescent Relationships” for insights and strategies.