There's a good chance you've had the "sex talk" with your parents. Or learned about human reproduction in health class.
Sometimes a friendship can turn into something more than you thought it was going to be.
You may have a friend of the opposite sex that you have known for years and never thought anything of it.
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the book for you. Andrew Smiler, a national expert on boys and their needs, This is a wonderful book!
It should mandatory for all boys (and girls would find it a good learning experience, too).
A 2011 CDC nationwide survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who — Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
From schoolwork to growing older, to puberty and parents, teenagers have a lot of stress in their lives.
Add the rituals of dating, and life can become pretty hectic.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.