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How should I tell my daughter about Jamie Lynn Spears? She's 11 and recently found one of my magazines with a story about Jamie Lynn and teenage pregnancy. She just curious. What I'm asking is... how do i explain teen pregnancy to my preteen daughter????

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Jul. 18, 2008 in Entertainment

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  • Well, if you decide not to, then her friends will do it for you. They might have already. You'll just have to build off of what she knows already. Start by asking her questions to feel around for what she already knows. That should help out.
    ArtC

    Answer by ArtC at 6:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • I would explain to her what a period is. Also explain the basics of sex and that it is how babies are made. Tell her that sex is for two people who are old enough and who love each other. Married if that is what you prefer, (some people take offense). Then let her know that some times people do things differently and that having sex/ and or babies is not some thing she should do until she is married/ or can understand the consequences. i prefer to explain it is for people who are married. let her know that you are there if she has ANY questions and when she is older i would strongly suggest discussing birth control even if she is not doing it. remember to be open minded so that she isn't ashamed that she has questions.
    carinsmommy

    Answer by carinsmommy at 6:12 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • When you explain, also consider pointing out that she has enough money to buy the baby the things it wants and needs and enough money to pay for someone to watch the baby while she is at work, school or out with friends. Most girls who end up pregnant don't have that luxury and have to struggle to get food for the baby, never get to go out with friends, and many drop out of school - condeming themselves and their children to a hard life.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:49 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • honestly. this is an important step because shes going to use this one conversation to tell her how you will react to these types of questions. first off, she knows about sex. unless she ives in a cave, she knows a lot. so ask her what she knows first and then fill in the blanks and correct the things she's wrong about.
    as for jamie lynn i told my 8 year old that sometimes people, even very rich adn famous ones, can feel very lonely and like there is a hole in their life and when they meet someoene like she met casey, and they love them, they love them with all they have. and when you love someone that much it is very hard to think objectively where htey are concerned. that's what jamie did. she didn't think straight and she made a mistake with the birth control and that's how she got pregnant. then i told her, but jamie lynn kept the baby and is doing the mom thing, taking care of the baby like she should.
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 11:03 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • then i told her that sometimes the dad doesnt' stay around afterwards and that jamie lynn is a very lucky girl becasue she has the money to care for her baby that most teenagers don't and that she isnt' really having the real teen mom experience because of that money adn that i hope she makes better decisions and when she does use sex she needs the pill and two condoms. but my girl is very intellegent. only you can decide if or not yours is ready for all that info.
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 11:05 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • Let her know that tv makes people seem different then when they are not on tv,people like that are 2 different people.
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 11:50 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • if she asks, yes, but don't bring it up on your own
    MrsP777

    Answer by MrsP777 at 11:52 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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