Modeling a healthy relationship for your kids

Brian Pinero, Abuse Helpline Coordinator, shares advice for parents on some of the best ways to teach children about having healthy and strong relationships
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Modeling a healthy relationship for your kids

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What are the things that a parent should be teaching a child about relationships? I really don't know if they should be teaching their child. I think what's important is modeling and talking about healthy relationships. One thing that we tell parents at Love is Respect is that a lot of times just saying, "What's important in my relationship is that I have the right not to go do something, if I don't want to or that I have time to myself." A lot of times, we don't spend that time with our child showing them that we are working on healthy relationships ourselves. It is also when you talk to them, it is saying, "What are some things that are important to you?" And, "Here are some things that are important to me in my relationships." It's more about having a conversation about healthy relationships, and modeling it, it has much more impact on a child in modeling a healthy relationship.

Brian Pinero, Abuse Helpline Coordinator, shares advice for parents on some of the best ways to teach children about having healthy and strong relationships

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Brian Pinero

Abuse Helpline Coordinator

Brian Pinero is the director of the National Dating Abuse Helpline, the advocacy service provider behind loveisrespect.org. Through loveisrespect, teens and young adults can receive crisis intervention and education about healthy relationships via text, chat or phone. Pinero has dedicated over 10 years to helping teens and has previously supervised youth shelter services, been an investigator at Child Protective Services and worked as a juvenile probation officer. 

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