Valentine’s Day is just around the corner along with all the mixed feelings surrounding it … is this holiday really a big deal? But I still expect chocolate and roses… going out on a date on Valentine’s day is a nightmare! And oh wait, isn’t there actually a St. Valentine?
Yes. Yes, there is.
Whether or not your teen says that Valentine’s Day is a big deal — they are still going to be influenced by everyone and everything around them as this big day of love approaches. This might include feelings of loneliness for being single, excitement for a date with their boyfriend or girlfriend, or maybe just general confusion or interest in what is (or is not) appropriate for a dating relationship in high school.
This is always a great time to foster a loving conversation with your teen around the topic of love, chastity, and what your rules and expectations are for them in the whole arena of dating and relationships. It is also a great time to help them examine all the different types of relationships in their lives and how they express love for family, friends, the poor, and that love is not reserved only for romantic relationships.
If you would like some extra ideas on some topics to cover in a way that is relevant to your teens, or you need some added back up from someone who is … well … not you the parent, check out these blogs from Life Teen. These blogs are written specifically for teens so keep that in mind and use them to fuel your own conversations or nonchalantly leave them laying around your house, or taped to mirrors for your teen to read on their own. Enjoy!
If you are looking for ideas on how to help your teen navigate the whole dating in high school thing click here.
If you need insight into helping your teen get out of a toxic relationship, check out this blog.
If you are interested in some thoughts for teens on kissing, we got you covered here.
If you have a teen girl who is still down and out from a break-up, here is a blog that could help her.
If you have a teen boy who just really has no clue on how to approach Valentine’s Day, click here.
Finally, if your teen is single and dreading the 14th, check out this blog and this blog to gain some perspective on this day that is not just reserved for couples.