Teens in violent relationships often are afraid to seek help.
A hotline is available, as well as a website that offers solutions on how to handle abusive teen dating relationships.
Teens who are victims of dating violence are more likely to have problems with school, substance abuse, depression and social experiences, according to a recent study. The AAP urges parents to talk to their children about healthy relationships in middle school, before dating starts.
This is particularly important for preteens who see intimate partner violence at home.
When children understand what a healthy relationship is, they are less likely to accept dating violence and are more likely to have positive attitudes toward gender equality, according to a recent study.
Healthy parent-child relationships also lead to more satisfaction in romantic relationships.
With the right approach, you can troubleshoot the following teen behavior problems in a relatively civilized fashion.