On Teenage Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence

Young love comes with most beautiful feeling in the world. You feel this is boy or girl that i am going to marry, while that worked out for a few person, it endeded in tears for a good number of people.

Budding romances can be fun and exhilarating but also confusing and uncomfortable. In these moments of confusion, teens often turn to friends or the internet for advice.

Our parents shy away from this very important topic that has the ability to mold or mere you and that’s a pitybecause teens are yearning for these lessons.

They’re looking for more guidance from parents on emotional aspects of romantic relationships — everything from “how to develop a mature relationship” to “how to deal with breakups,”.

Both teachers and parents should be establishing themselves as experts on mature relationships and, in turn, creating an environment in which teens feel comfortable seeking advice about those experiences.

How to effectively teach about love, consent and emotional intelligence.

Create a safe space

The first thing is that you want to really set up a space that is safe and that will be, at times, uncomfortable. Super uncomfortable! Your baby is growing and he/she is begining to develop feelings for the opposite sex.

Always Trust the kids. They know what they are talking about in big and deep and meaningful ways. I think it is very important to let them, in their own way, guide the conversation. This means that ‘getting out of the way’ is really important.”

Talk about your own romantic relationships

Talk about your own relationships even if they didn’t last forever, there can be value in learning about failed relationships.

Here are some questions to ask yourself as you begin teaching teens about romantic relationships: What was healthy about my relationships? What was unhealthy?

If they were troubled in some way, why did they become that way? What attitudes or behaviors would you change if you could? Were there warning signs in your relationship or concerning qualities in your partner that you should have seen or taken more seriously?

It’s often helpful to discuss these questions with trusted friends or to consult experts. Share with your teens any lessons you’ve learned about the skills, attitudes and sensitivities that it takes to maintain a healthy romantic relationship or any close relationship.

Create empathy through perspective exercises

Empathy is the foundation of one’s capacity to have healthy and caring relationships, to truly respect someone. one way to do this is to have kids interact, share experiences and listen to each other.

 

Teach about different kinds of love

Infatuation. Romance. Jealousy. Unconditional love. There is nuance in love, and educators say this is important for kids to understand, especially when they’re feeling these emotions for the first time. ”

This is when talking about your own experiences with love and dating can be beneficial.

 

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