Don’t try to talk to other people, watch TV, eat, or drink while talking.
If you must interrupt the conversation, say, “Please excuse me for a moment.
Verbal or Emotional Abuse: non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking.
Typically increasing in frequency and severity over time, domestic violence includes many different types of manipulative and coercive behaviors as tools to gain and maintain control.
The progression of violence is outlined below and includes repeated use of one or more of the following behaviors: Verbal Abuse: Name-calling Put downs Yelling Use of profanity Unfounded accusations Cruel and hurtful remarks Degrading the victim in public Diminishing accomplishments Flying into rages Physical Abuse: Choking/Strangulation Holding the victim against her will Throwing or breaking objects Pushing Shoving Slapping Biting Punching Kicking Using a weapon or threatening to use a weapon Murder Emotional Abuse: Isolation Ignoring Controlling finances or employment Lack of trust/suspicion Following or stalking the victim Criticizing Threats of suicide Threats of taking away children Threats of physical violence Threats of murder Minimizes or denies behavior, explosive or critical reactions Sexual Abuse: Rape Forcing unwanted sexual acts Use of weapons during sex Forced sex involving multiple partners Inflicts pain during sex Video recording sex acts without permission Threatening to post personal pictures without permission No “typical” victim of teen dating violence exists.
Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
According to national research, 1 out of 3 teens report knowing friends or peers who have experienced dating abuse.
As a result, many have seriously atrophied phone manners. If your teenager’s phone skills are rusty, here are some etiquette tips to share.