Feelings When you’re a teenager romance and love all seems very intense.
Maybe some of that self-consciousness has carried across into your adult life and you’re still holding back because you think you’re too tall, fat, short, pale…
whatever it is, imagine what your adult self would say to your 16 year old self to give them confidence.
Talk to teens now about the importance of developing healthy, respectful relationships.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is leading the initiative, Dating Matters®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships.
Rather than try and forget the past, go back to it with an open mind – it may hold the key to your future happiness.
One way of finding out what treasures were hidden in those early experiences is to imagine you could go back and give advice to your younger self – what would you say?
Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.Fun The hedonistic days of early adulthood are often a time of risk taking.Did your younger self take too many risks or not enough?Maybe you’d have been more open or honest about your feelings?Perhaps you would have fought harder to keep something precious?How much are you still judging potential dates on their looks or other status symbols? Is it time to let go of some of the ways you judge people and become more open to getting to know who they are on the inside rather than just seeing what is on the outside?