We've all experienced love. We've loved and been loved by parents, brothers, sisters, friends, even pets. But romantic love is different. It's an intense, new feeling unlike any of these other ways of loving. Loving and being loved adds richness to our lives.
Love and Romance
What Parents Should Do When Their Teenager Lies to Them
In the first post for our new 'Teen Talk' column—articles written by teens to help parents understand what's really happening in their world—a teenager shares her breakup experience to help parents navigate how to help their own teens through their first heartbreak. Young love is beautiful. Do you remember your first real healthy love? It was new, exciting, and felt like nothing in the world could go wrong when you were with that person. Young love, though, does not always last forever.
I'm a Teenager: Here's How I'd Want a Parent to Help Me Through My First Breakup
A prerequisite for learning anything of value from this article is admitting that fact to yourself. Think back to your teen years. Part of being a teen was creating an entire life of your own, separate and distinct from your parents. It was an exciting and exhilarating time. You formed personal opinions on social issues, political issues, what kind of music you liked, what kind of people you liked, what kind of person you wanted to be, and the kind of people you wanted to hang out with.
First dates. Uh oh, right? All the nerves and questions start in. How do I make a good first impression? Sometimes you want to curl up in a ball and cringe when you think of first dates.