Teenage and LOVE

Malaysia
November 13, 2008 8:10am CST
How do we teach teens that love is not life but only a part of life ? My earlier discussion on teenager committing suiside for love failure, made me start this discussion with hope that it can help parents discuss love openly with children cheers
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• United States
20 Sep 09
i am a teen, and i see ur perspective on this topic. for a lot of teens love is a way of life at thier age right now and nothing else seems to matter. They get so wrapped up in it that harming themselves or others, just inst a big deal if someone looks or messing with their gf or bf. I would like it if my parents had sat down with me and exsplained the importance of life and love, and that there's a big difference between the two.
@neededhope (1085)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Although I don't have any children. I've have dealt with this in my life not to long ago. Or rather is does feel that long ago. It's hard to teach teens that love isn't all about life and that there is so much more than love. But when your a teen and you find that wonderful person and you do fall in love it's hard to see anything else that matters. It's one of those things that we end up feeling really passionate about and that it feels like nothing can stop it. When my love broke up with me I did consider sucide for love not working out. I though if I told him he would come back to me. Or rather make him feel like crap. But I got over it. IT may have took me two years to really get over it but I got over it. To me I feel like if the parents are really open with there children and they want to talk with them about anything and everything. Then the teen will talk to there parents about it. But I that's all up to the communication between the teen and the parent.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
13 Nov 08
We have the responsibility to teach teenagers about this. I think we explain them clearly about love is not life it is only part of life. I think it is better to explain the love failures who were suffering from this a lot. You are correct. It is better to discuss openly with our children. I saw so many were spoil their lifes with love matters. It is need to explain clearly about this matter to teenagers. Happy to share. Happy myLotting.
@23uday (2998)
• India
13 Nov 08
HI FRIENDS Yeah love is an integral part in ones life.Teenagers get infatuated to the opposite gender and they conceive it as love.But in real it is not.Love is a beautiful feeling of heart which cannot be expressed in words but can be only felt.Its only the misconception of the teenagers and just its a crush. Parents have to make them understand that it is not love just an attraction which is due to the release of the hormones.Love is everywhere and it prevails and it can even stone-hearted people to adorable people.But the teenagers have to be educated in this and we have to vigil children in their teens.As teenage is an sensitive age period.And there is no mental maturity for teeenagers and cant really differenciate between the things.And we have really take care of chilldren in their teens.Love is not confined to any particular person or thing ,its just everywhere. love you all!!!!!!!!!!
@diillu (5128)
13 Nov 08
I think it is also part of the life to learn from the mistakes and failure. Chosing a wrong partner also teaches alot about what kind of person is right from us. Apart from that parents can help their teenage children by regular family talk where there is the talk about love and the attraction in the young age. Family also can help alot while going through the teenage love frustrations.