While the percentage of teens who aren’t dating has risen in the ten years leading up to 2004, according to the Child Trends Data Bank (CTDB), many teens do date, and in 2005 1 in 11 high school students, CTDB reports, was the victim of dating violence.The and based on data from 1993-1998, reported that the highest rate of intimate violence is perpetrated against women ages 16 to 24.In fact, CTDB reports that the chance does not differ significantly for male and female high school students of being hurt by a dating partner, although they further report that physical harm caused by female students is more often defensive.
Any particular limits on behavior, including but not limited to sexual behavior and mind-altering substances, should be spelled out.
Even in stable, solid family units, teenagers will face confusion and uncertainty with themselves and life.
But in todays world of divorce, broken homes, unsafe sex and alcohol abuse, teenagers face issues that show themselves in different ways to different individuals.
#2 Academic Problems – Despite often lasting a month or less and taking place mostly via text, pre-teen relationships can be intense and all-consuming, drawing kids’ focus away from academics.
In the University of Georgia study, early daters had significantly worse study skills and were four times more likely to drop out of school than those who delayed dating.