My Husband & I just grounded 1 of my teen sons' from his cell due to his texting bill being over $400. I looked thru his phone & found a few texting messages that looked like boobs & an animal face of a cat. So I would like to know is this a sign that he IS having sex already. We are concerned since they are just a Freshman but go to different schools and WAAAAY too young to be parents, also I DO NOT want to be a Grandma/Na-na/Mi-Mi in My Mid-30's. When they are together in our house they are not left alone but I am not sure if they are left alone when they are at her house. I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt and yes I have given him the sex talk.Should my Husband and I invite the other parents for a dinner, just us 4, to talk about what we should look out for and then speak to the kids alone or together?My Philosophy to my sons' since they were in Elementary was and still is: School, College, Career.
I'm going to give you an opinion different from everyone else's and perhaps a bit harder to take with ease. I believe that if you teach your children from an early age as you have that school & career is first and than everything else follows in time usually follow what they believed in all along . However, the text messaging doesn't necessarily mean that, my 16 year old texts the craziest things joking with her friends. Now a days we must believe that the foundation you laid is enough to lead him in the right direction, sometimes we just don't want the wings cut off and we "helicopter" moms always hovering over them, just give him space and advice when he might needed or when he asks for it, he will make his own decisions, mistakes and consequences it's all part of the "growing up" process, just let it be and be there for him whatever road he may take.
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