While problems such as dating violence must be addressed, it is a commitment to development and building competencies – the offering of relationships, networks, challenges, opportunities to contribute – that motivates growth and change.
The incorporation of youth development strategies into programs that target specific risk behaviors (e.g., dating violence) increases the likelihood of success at preventing negative health outcomes (16).
You knew it would, but you didn’t think it would happen so quickly.
In spite of any hope you had of slowing down the clock, you woke up one day to find that your child is not so childlike anymore.
Suddenly, hormones are raging, romantic feelings are developing, and, of course, it doesn’t stop there.
Before you know it, your teen may be entering the dating world.
Communication is often one of the trickiest minefields to navigate.Currently the Society provides information and is building membership.This page is a general outline of what we would like to see provided to Polyamorists and their families. So take a look around and send e-mail if you have any comments.For many, raising a teenager is the most intimidating chapter of parenthood.Discipline becomes increasingly difficult and may feel impossible to maintain.Activities are typically developed to focus on specific community holiday/cultural events, as a response to specific needs in the community, or as a result of youth requests.