Allowing for teen love

View Amy Lang, MA's video on Allowing for teen love...
Allowing for teen love | Kids in the House
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

Allowing for teen love

Comment
617
Like
617
Transcription: 
Teenagers fall in love, and as adults we think that love'd not real. And the fact of the matter is, almost everyone was in love as a teenager. So you need to remember to respect your child's love for this other person. You may not like their boyfriend or girlfriend. It's really important that you be careful how you talk about their partner in a way that's respectful and calm, and encourage your child to spend time with you and their boyfriend or girlfriend so that you can get to know them. When you discourage your child from seeing their boyfriend or girlfriend, they're gonna dig in; it's their natural response. They think they're right, you think they're wrong, you're worried about their health and their relationship. So talk to them about trust, talk to them about what a healthy relationship looks like, and check in with them. Dating violence is rampant among young people, and so your kids need to know when to be worried about their relationship.

View Amy Lang, MA's video on Allowing for teen love...

Transcript

Expert Bio

More from Expert

Amy Lang, MA

Sex Education Expert

Despite her 16 years of experience as a sexual health educator, Amy Lang found herself completely tongue-tied when her four year old son had "something very important" to tell her about his penis. Shocked by her discomfort, she realized if she was struggling, other parents must be too. Amy also holds an MA in Applied Behavioral Science and her focus was in adult education and group facilitation. She decided to combine her love of sex talking and her love of working with adults and started Birds + Bees + Kids in 2006.

Amy is a three time Mom’s Choice Award winner for her book, Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids - A Guide To Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexuality, Love and Relationships and DVD, Birds + Bees + Kids - The Basics. She is also the author of the book, Say What?! The Birds + Bees for Progressive Parents - What to Say and How to Say It!

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Magazine, Parent Map magazine and has contributed to a gazillion other publications. Sex advice guru Dan Savage says “Amy is a parent’s best friend-with-benefits when it comes to talking to kids about sex.” 

Though Birds + Bees + Kids, Amy helps parents of all beliefs have easy, open and effective conversations about sexuality, love and relationships with their kids. She offers talks, workshops, one-on-one consultations and live webcasts. Amy is also the co-founder of MamaCON - Inspiration and Tools for Modern Moms, a conference supporting the hard work of moms everywhere.

More Parenting Videos from Amy Lang, MA >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter