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Teaching pre-teens, and teens, correct respect in the world of dating and sexuality

Teaching pre-teens, and teens, correct respect in the world of dating and sexuality

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The #metoo movement has opened up massive doors, for incredible conversations with our sons and daughters about appropriate behavior in the world of dating, and even sexuality.
For the last 28 years, number one best-selling author, counselor and life Coach David Essel has been helping pre-teens, teens and their parents get on the same page when it comes to understanding the trials and tribulations of being an adolescent, with raging hormones in 2018.
 Below, David talks about the importance, of teaching our children the concepts of respect, boundaries and consequences in the world of dating and relationships.
“He was only 12 years old, but he sat across from me in the office, filled with shame and guilt.
He told his parents he did something wrong on the school outing, and when his parents first heard him they were outrageously angry and disgusted. They couldn’t imagine their son doing such a despicable thing.
But as I got to know him, the only reason he told his parents was because he knew it was wrong… And he wanted to make his wrong, right.
And what did he do that created so much shame and guilt within this young boys mind and body?
He had touched a female classmate, someone he was attracted to, and someone who was attracted to him, in an inappropriate place, and believe it or not, it came at her request.


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