Part three: What’s love got to do with it? Well, everything, actually.

By Dr. Angelique Jenney, Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health

“We as a society are failing to prepare young people
for perhaps the most important thing they will do in life
– learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships”

(Weissbourd, Anderson, Cashin, & McIntyre, 2017)

A recent long-term Harvard study, Making Caring Common, about teens and sexuality has some important messages in it for parents.  The main finding?  Parents are failing their young adults in one critical area; talking to them about how to have a healthy relationship.  Even more interesting, was the number of young adults who indicated they wanted to have these conversations with their parents.  Who knew?

The very well-laid out report provides several key findings.

Part three: What’s love got to do with it? Well, everything, actually.

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Part two: What’s love got to do with it? Well, everything, actually.

By Dr. Angelique Jenney, Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health

“We as a society are failing to prepare young people
for perhaps the most important thing they will do in life
– learn how to love and develop caring, healthy romantic relationships”

(Weissbourd, Anderson, Cashin, & McIntyre, 2017)

A recent long-term Harvard study, Making Caring Common, about teens and sexuality has some important messages in it for parents.  The main finding?  Parents are failing their young adults in one critical area; talking to them about how to have a healthy relationship.  Even more interesting, was the number of young adults who indicated they wanted to have these conversations with their parents.  Who knew?

The very well-laid out report provides several key findings.

Part two: What’s love got to do with it? Well, everything, actually.

Continue reading