Is it True Love?: Talking to your kids about healthy relationships

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Is it True Love?: Talking to your kids about healthy relationships

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About This Episode

The chemical changes that take place during periods of infatuation can cloud judgement and blur the lines between true commitment and attraction. In a truly committed relationship, both parties desire a future together and are willing to make the sacrifices necessary for that to happen. As opposed to sitting down with children to have a forced, singular “talk,” it’s important for parents to guide their children through the increasingly ambiguous world of romantic relationships on a day to day basis. This is done by being physically and emotionally present in a child’s life and taking advantage of the teachable moments that naturally present themselves throughout the day. Ultimately, modeling committed love in your own relationship speaks volumes to your children about what true love really looks like and helps offset the cultural influence pushing them away from marriage and commitment.

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Alicia La Hoz

Dr. Alicia La Hoz
Resident Expert

Omar Ramos

Omar Ramos

Family Bridges

Veronica Avila

Scott Stanley

Dr. Scott M. Stanley
Special Guest

This Week's Action

  • Be on the lookout for opportunities to connect with your child and address the topics of love and romance in a way that is appropriate for his or her age group.
  • Instead of trying to force a conversation out of the blue, pay attention to the messages already being relayed in movies, music, conversations with friends, etc., and ask meaningful questions about them.
  • Acquire resources, starting with the tools below, to learn more about healthy relationship practices so that you will be better equipped to discuss these matters with your children when the opportunities arise.

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