Bullying may lead to other social problems, such as low self-esteem and making poor choices.
The type of bullying may vary, but the effects follow a common pattern in teens.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.
But make sure you offer your teen at least a little bit of privacy.
Don't listen in on every phone call and don't read every social media message.
Whether she experiences some serious heartbreak, or she's a heart breaker, adolescence is when teens learn about romance.
Teenagers gain an increasing amount of independence from their parents as they enter middle and high school.
Even teens who have refused to participate in a given activity in the past may eventually give in under peer pressure.
Negative choices that routinely occur to fit in include: While peer pressure is usually associated with negative behaviors, it is worth noting that some peer pressure results in positive outcomes.
Today's teens spend a lot of time texting and talking to potential love interests on social media.
For some, that can make dating easier because they may get to know one another better online first.
If you overhear your teen saying mean comments or using manipulative tactics, speak up.