Summary

Mandi pulls together a few different interviews for a panel discussion on teen dating. They discuss some things that most aren’t willing to talk about. Learn some teen dating safety tips whether you are a teen or a parent wondering how to keep your teen safer while dating!


Special Guests for panel discussion:

  • Caleb (Mandi’s son) and his fiance, Amanda
  • Veronica, Education Outreach Dept. Manager at Laura’s House

    Lessons Learned

    Lesson 1 = Check the person’s reputation before you start dating them. 

    Lesson 2 = Remember to include boundaries and have your own space, freedom!

    Lesson 3 = Have compassion on yourself as you learn and grow. 

    Lesson 4 = Meet the family of the person you’re dating and pay attention to how they treat each other

    Lesson 5 = Make sure it’s safe to communicate with who you’re dating (respect)

    Lesson 6 = Parents can model sharing feelings even when kids are young

    Lesson 7 = Parents, make sure you’re a “safe” adult so kids can disclose without fear or judgment. This takes practice!

    Lesson 8 = Begin conversations young regarding trust, respect and safety in ALL relationships  

    Resources

    LaurasHouse.Org – Domestic Violence Shelter in Southern California


    National DV Hotline

    Covenant Eyes for Accountability


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    Music by Andrea Hamilton Binley at HopefulPop.com.


    The primary purpose of the Women Aware and Prepared Podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute advice or services. Please use common sense for your own situation

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