Our ability to feel romantic love develops during adolescence.Teens all over the world notice passionate feelings of attraction.
For example, closeness without attraction is the kind of love we feel for best friends.
We share secrets and personal stuff with them, we support them, and they stand by us. Attraction without closeness is more like a crush or infatuation.
Parents are a teenager's primary source of information and guidance in matters of sex, sexuality, dating and love.
"The Talk" should be an ongoing series of discussions that take place whenever your teenager has a question concerning sex or whenever a "teachable moment" presents itself.
The AAP believes laws requiring parent's involvement in a teen's abortion are not effective, and may cause harm.