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Kids who are victims of dating violence are more likely to have problems with school, substance abuse, depression and social experiences, according to a recent study. The AAP urges parents to talk to their children about healthy relationships in middle school, before dating starts.
This is particularly important for preteens who see intimate partner violence at home.