Discussing personal relationships and dynamics with teens

Harry H. Harrison Jr. Best-Selling Parenting Author, shares advice for parents of teenagers on the best way to discuss personal relationships and dynamics with them
Discussing Personal Relationships & Dynamics With Teens
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Discussing personal relationships and dynamics with teens

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Here´s what parents should explain to the kids when it comes to relationships. First off, this is a discussion they want to have. They want to talk to them about relationships will come and go during their teenage years, that the love of their life at 14, they won´t even talk to at 15. They want to explain to them that while relationships are important and they are important to be involved in, there are ways to act. In a relationship we have in high school is going to not mean the same thing even though it seems just dynamite, seems important, it´s going to be different in college. And that relationship is going to be different than the one we have in our 20s. So we want to explain relationships to them. We want to explain the signifigance of having sex with them and how that can change the relationship dynamic, completely, totally change it. And that´s why they have to be careful with sex during a relationship. And we want to model how a relationship is and we want to model this in our behavior with our significant other, in the way we act, if we are faithful, if we are trusting, if we are kind or gentle. That´s the way our kids will see a relationship should be. We can have this relationship discussion with our kids. We shouldn´t wait until they are 18 and leaving. This is something that we need to incorporate every day just all their lives. Talk about the relationship with our husband, the relationship with our parents, relationship with our friends, and the way we model our relationships is the way they´ll act.

Harry H. Harrison Jr. Best-Selling Parenting Author, shares advice for parents of teenagers on the best way to discuss personal relationships and dynamics with them

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Harry H. Harrison Jr.

Best-Selling Parenting Author

Harry Harrison is the New York Times best-selling author of some of the most well known parenting books in the world.  He has appeared on television shows across the country, been interviewed on over 50 national radio programs including NPR, and is a regular contributor to websites like Dr. Laura.com, Sheknows.com, parentingpink.com, storknet.com, and sharecare.com (a collaboration between Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil).

His books aren’t the normal narrative read, but concise, sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant chunks of inspiration and advice that parents read and reread over again. He has also written two eBooks directed towards college students to guide and motivate them to earn a college degree.  Mr. Harrison and his wife, Melissa, have raised two incredible sons.

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