How to explain kids what is love?

03 Jul
Sameeksha Pavaskar

Nowadays as we see that the teenagers are exposed to media a  lot more than expected.They tend to form fragile ideas about love and relationships.Many a time it is seen that the kids just propose each other and they might just want to have girl friends or boy friends.They might go to a limit that they tend to indulge in sexual activities out of curiosity when they don't have a proper knowledge.How to explain the kids the difference between love and infatuation?Is it really right to have a relationship at an early age?How should the parents tackle such problems?

Responses 1

  • Shubhanshi Singh
    Shubhanshi Singh   Jul 06, 2017 02:00 PM

    Hello! 

    Personally I don't think there is anything wrong with being infatuated at an early age as long as it doesn't hinder one's academics and well being. We are all humans and seek warmth from a special someone.

    People have a tendency of seeing these relationships in the wrong light but what we forget is that these relationships cultivate interpersonal skills and socialisation with our peers which helps in better adjustment. Infact we have all seen couples who were childhood sweethearts then what's the harm with relationships at an early age? 

    Humans seek physical contact as much as they emotional contact. However, crossing their comfort zone by being intimate is wrong. This is when the role of sex education should be given emphasis and workshops should be conducted in every school. This will enable to students to learn about their sexuality and consequences of involving into improper sexual acts. Parents should also have the 'sex talk' with them to make their children feel at ease when it comes to talking about such issues. 

    Parents should be open to listening such situations where their child is tackling these uncertain feelings about another individual and provide them insight based on their own experiences. This will not only help the child be comfortable with his feelings but also not learn the habit of lying and deceiving his/her parents of truth. 

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