Recent research reveals some dangers and long-term effects of teenage dating. In this post, Adam McLane explores the latest data and provides some talking points for parents.
From a paper published in September, 2012. Depression and Adolescent Sexual Activity in Romantic and Nonromantic Relational Contexts: A Genetically-Informative Sibling Comparison Results indicated that adolescent dating, in and of itself, was not associated with depressive symptoms. The association between depressive symptoms and sexual activity with a romantic partner was fully accounted for by between-family…… Continue reading A link found between adolescent hook-ups & depression