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How can teen mental abuse be prevented?

One of the most effective ways to prevent teen mental abuse is to maintain an open line of communication. Talk to your child about healthy relationships, especially as your child enters high school. Listen to your child. Remain calm and positive. Support healthy relationship decisions. Encourage your child's school to mandate healthy relationship courses, such as Safe Dates, to teach students about healthy relationships.

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