Love Past Valentine’s Day

Have you noticed how February seems to be the only time your social media feed is focused on love?

Is it really the only time that love is expressed publically? I’m pretty sure my friends are in love at other times of the year or receive flowers and candy at other times of the year, but Valentine’s Day seems to be THE day that most folks seem to be focused on it. If that focus can be intense for adults, imagine what it can do for teenagers.

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, this season brings on a lot of pressure for some teens to be in a romantic relationship, regardless of how healthy the relationship may be. I thought this would be a good time to repost a blog I wrote about dating, love, and teens.

Please read and share the LOVE IS…ย (click here). You’ll see tips on how to talk to the teen you love about relationships. You’ll also see signs of when a relationship may not be so healthy.

Yes, you should still read this blog even if you’ve decided your teen will not be able to date until she’s 30! Read it, just in case, she decides to date a little earlier than that.

Also, if you have any questions, or want to talk more, feel free to leave a comment. Or if you think it would be helpful for me to talk directly to your teen, don’t hesitate to introduce us so we can chat. I promise not to be the boring adult who knows everything and won’t listen. Their voice matters!

Dating and relationships can be tough to talk about. Unhealthy dating relationships and teenagers can be EXTRA tough to talk about. I approach the subject with love because well, that’s what it’s all about, right? Let’s chat.

With Gratitude (and Love),
Shanterra ๐Ÿ™‚

One More Thing:
Have you purchased my book Love Your Jiggle: The Girl’s Guide To Being Marvelous? ย The reviews have been really great and for the rest of the month, the publisher is running a really cool promotion! ๐Ÿ™‚

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