For kids, teens, and even adults, Valentine’s Day may bring anxiety, unmet expectations, and disappointment.

Kids are bombarded by messages about what love is and how love should be expressed. These messages come from many sources, including school, family, friends, church, social groups, and the media. Messages about love occur all year long, but during Valentine’s season these thoughts and expectations about love intensify. Furthermore, romantic love is often a major focus during the teen years.

To learn more about how to talk to your child about love and relationships, read my recent article on Hooray For Family.