Dating books for teens
It’s a good one to use to talk about boundaries and how to set them. , Terra Elan Mc Voy This is the story of 18-year-old Nikki.
Overall, the book does well getting inside the mind of a typical teenager who struggles to consider the future, easily swept up in what appears to be a whirlwind romance.This easy-to-digest book is written with the teen reader in mind, helping them easily understand dating violence, spot the signs and learn how to get out of it safely.It even offers a chapter for teens who think they may be the abusive ones.His increasingly menacing behavior escalates into physical violence and extreme possession, forcing Emma to make choices she’s not even close to ready for. A gift of $5 helps 25 people, $20 helps 100 people and $100 helps 500 people. While the book does a good job of covering important topics like psychological and physical abuse, it does seem to imply, in certain points, that Emma’s internship is the catalyst for the abuse starting, when abusers are going to abuse no matter what the circumstances.This is an important fact for teens to take note of—the abuse is never the survivor’s fault; it is always the choice of the abuser. It’s a tough topic for obvious reasons—no teen wants to believe they’re susceptible of falling for the ruse of an abusive partner and no parent wants to imagine the possibility of someone hurting their child.
Luckily, there are a lot of young adult novels out there that can do part of the heavy lifting for you.
Get Your Copy Now As a therapist, working with tweens for twenty years, I whole-heartedly recommend this book.
Amy’s easy-mannered, forward and fun style shines through for the tween who is starting to splash around in the dating pool (and their parents! If you want your kid to get spot-on tips and heads-ups from an informed and powerful female perspective (but don’t have the stomach or parts to do it yourself), this is REQUIRED READING for boys and girls alike; I keep it on the table in my waiting room!
Parents and teens can read them together, recommends Barbara Harvey, educator and domestic violence support group leader in our story, “Using Fiction to Teach Facts.” “Using a book the family is reading together allows for the family to take the experiences of the characters and talk about what they are experiencing in the book,” says Harvey. Here’s a list of 5 to choose from: , Sarah Dessen Caitlin is a 16-year-old high school student whose “perfect” older sister, Cass, just ran away from home to be with a boyfriend her parents didn’t like.
Sticking with the theme, Caitlin then finds her own shady boyfriend, Rogerson, who takes Caitlin’s mind off the tragic circumstances at home.
Soon, Rogerson becomes possessive and jealous, and Caitlin finds her life turning upside down—she quits cheerleading, her grades drop, she begins to smoke pot and, pretty soon, finds herself putting up with regular physical abuse from Rogerson.