Whether we want to admit it or not, kids are dating a lot earlier now than when we were kids. We're discussing a pretty heavy topic that honestly, should be talked about more...Teen Dating Violence.
Even if your children are still young, and nowhere near dating age, it's important to know how to talk to your kids about teen domestic violence and for you to know how to recognize the signs.
According to the Teen Dating Violence website, "Healthy relationships require hard work, communication, and a level of maturity that may not be present in teens. As a result, many teen relationships – nearly one-third – are characterized as either unhealthy or violent."
Teen dating violence is not just physical, but can also include emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and stalking. It can take place in person, or more commonly on social media. Nearly 1.5 million girls and boys have admitted to being in an unhealthy relationship. Unfortunately, teenagers are not the most forthcoming so we need to make them feel safe and comfortable with communications with us.
We are honored to be joined by Yolanda Oliver of @live_fearless_inc. Live Fearless, Inc. is not a passion project for Yolanda, it is her life journey. She is 1 in 4 women who've experienced violence in a relationship. She is the 68% of children exposed to violence in her home, not only did she survive she now thrives. Thriving did not come without struggles as Yolanda openly shares. A seed of purpose was planted in Yolanda, to serve women and children who are in crisis, fighting their way out of domestic violence situations with assistance to help them navigate through the struggles with support and resources as they journey to living withOUT fear!
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