You might also want to agree on some strategies for what your child should do if she feels unsafe or threatened.Young people might also talk to their friends, which is healthy and normal.Just talking about both men and women respectfully lets your child know you think everyone is equal and valuable.Your family plays a big part in the way your child thinks about teenage relationships.There isn’t a ‘right age’ to start having relationships – every child is different, and every family will feel differently about this issue.
Before your child starts having relationships, he might have one or more crushes.
The idea that your child might have these kinds of feelings can sometimes be a bit confronting for you.
But these feelings are leading your child towards a deeper capacity to care, share and develop intimate relationships.
It’s about your child imagining another person as perfect or ideal.
This can tell you a lot about the things that your child finds attractive in people.