Well, my dad actually found it. It was opened but didnt seem to have been used, but still. So, I went to his room and found another one, opened and put back in the package, but obviously not used. I dont know what to do. I mean he just turned 13 a few weeks ago(day after Christmas) and now condoms. On one hand I am grateful he knows what they are, but on the other I want to know why he has them and if he actually needs them!!! How do I broach this with him. He is not a sharer and usually shuts down if I try to talk to him about ANYTHING. What would you do?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 5:11 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by laranadtony at 5:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by jajumommy2000 at 5:14 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by m.robertson811 at 5:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Is there a male figure in his life he likes? Can you have him talk to your son to open him up a bit and then have a good talk with him afterwards not necessarily on the topic right away but about his life and what's going on at the moment, then let him open up eventually.
Answer by Apr1l at 5:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by jajumommy2000 at 5:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Answer by jajumommy2000 at 5:18 PM on Jan. 16, 2009
Don't panic!!! Some schools give condoms away at school during sex ed week. Is his dad around? if not ask you dad to talk to him. He may need a man to talk to him. If you prefer to talk to him yourself it is okay if he doesn't talk, he can listen. let him know it is okay, that you are not upset and see if he has any questions. Talk to him like you woul a friend not like a Mom, he will shut down. Have the talk by easing into it. You have to be brave and tell him all you know, even if you are screaming on the inside, don't let him see. He might be embarrassed at first, and it need not be your only conversation. You'll need many conversations. Don't brow beat him, but don't let it go. It might also work if you find someone who he is comfortable with talking to and you trust, to shed some light on this subject. He is obviouly curious, get all the imformation you can, because there are too many people who will.
Answer by StepmommyRee at 5:25 PM on Jan. 16, 2009