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Compass Center’s Advice for Talking to Children about Healthy Relationships featured on CarolinaParent.com

Compass Center’s Director of Education Programs, Valerie Sauer, recently served as a guest editor for CarolinaParent.com.

In “How to Talk to Your Child About Healthy Dating Relationships,” Sauer gives parents tips about how to broach the subject and how teens today may approach dating differently than previous generations.

Sauer also gives a list of “dating rights” that parents can incorporate into the discussion to encourage teens to think critically about what it means to be in a healthy relationship. Dating rights include:

  • You have the right to feel safe and respected.
  • You have the right to decide who you want to date or not date.
  • You have the right to choose when/if you have sex and who you have sex with.
  • You have the right to say no at any time (to sex, to drugs or alcohol, to a relationship), even if you’ve said yes before.

To read the guest blog, visit CarolinaParent.com.

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