No one wants their child to be in an abusive relationship. By the age of 12 seventy-five percent of preteens have already had a girlfriend or boyfriend. Talk to the children in your life, early and often, about healthy relationships. You are their first role model and teacher, give them the skills to make healthy decisions. This may be the most important lifelong lesson you teach them. For more information please visit the Ocala Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Center Facebook page or call (352) 622-8495.