Setting boundaries is an important part of any relationship and help protect oneself against abuse. Our boundaries reflect our personal values and our self-understanding. Setting boundaries is all about respecting oneself and being respected by others. It is never too early to teach your child about healthy relationships.
According to a study done by York University, 20% of teens reported being in a relationship by the age of 11.6, and 55% by the age of 12.9.
One out of every 3 teens will experience an abusive or unhealthy relationship.
Victims can be of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or religion.
2 out of 3 parents have no idea their children are in an unhealthy relationship.
If your teen is in an unhealthy relationship, what can I do? Please click on the following link to read more: Spotlight on Safety Volume 32 – Teaching teens about healthy relationships