When it comes to teaching young ones about love and relationships, no age is ever “too young” to start leading them in the right direction. We recently captured a few responses from children and youth of different ages and stages to see what their view is on love, emotions and what makes a relationship, healthy…
7-year-old, Ally G.
6-year-old, Preston W.
16-year-old, Evan D.
Children and youth may not know the correct terms or definitions for isolation, manipulation or recite every initiator of abuse, but they CAN describe what it’s like to feel loved, supported, and happy. In our examples today, we heard from 3 different people…. Between ages 6 & 16 who have observed both healthy and unhealthy habits between couples in their little piece of this world. Whether we’d accept the role or not, our relationship with others serves as a template of how we are to support our partner and handle conflict in healthy ways.
In this case, actions and words BOTH matter for the generations coming up behind us.