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Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviour in Teen Romantic Relationships: 20 Things to Know

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We need to be opening conversations with our children about healthy, mutually respectful relationships. When it is a good experience, teen romance can have a very positive effect on young people's development and future relationships. However, we know that many teens are not able to distinguish healthy from unhealthy behaviours. It’s important that we take their early romantic relationships seriously and help our teens to recognise more subtle signs of coercive control. It's likely that the early romantic experiences of our children will be quite different to ours. Here are 20 things you should know about teen relationships today.

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