Teaching kids about healthy adult relationships
America celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Many couples exchanged sweet words and surrounded themselves with hearts and flowers. But beyond the cards, candy and flowers of Valentine’s Day, what is our society’s take on love and romance? And what are the images and messages that shape our children’s understanding of this important part of life?
Marti joined Zachery Lashway on KARE 11 News at 11 to discuss what parents can do to prepare their children to be in healthy, respectful relationships when they grow up and discover the power of Cupid’s arrow. Here are Marti’s four tips for parents:
1) Build a secure attachment with your child
2) Be intentional about the example you set
3) Discuss with your children the messages of pop culture
4) Talk explicitly with your children about respectful, loving sexual relationships
To view the video of this KARE 11 News at 11 segment, play the video box above.
To read Marti’s tip sheet on preparing kids for love, romance & healthy relationships, click here.
For ME’s interview with Mike Domitrz on healthy relationships & sexual decision-making, click here.