I want to know how you ladies feel about the above. I talk to my teen and tell her why I think she should wait. She is 13 and know where near ready. I do not like the fact that another family members is having sex and not being safe. I know I can not follow them around and stop them and in the end the choice is theirs. I have and do talk openly about sex and answer questions the best I can (very embarssing). I do not think birthcontrol is safe and it cannot protect you from everything. I love my girls and I want the best for them. How would you tell your loved ones they are worth the wait?
Answer by judith_visco at 8:54 PM on Apr. 1, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 12:08 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by youngmom3525 at 12:11 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by celticreverie at 12:30 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:12 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by momofsixangels at 2:04 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
I am very open with my son about sex and know from experience that telling teens don't do it until you are married is unrealistic. I also had a friend who refused to put her daughters on birth control because she said "pregnancy is not the worst thing to get from sex and I want them to use condoms" . I have told my son (16) that he needs to be ready to accept the consequences of sex and remind him all the time that condoms are not 100% effective- I even joke that if condoms are 98% and the pill is 98% that means that together they are only 96% effective - see subtract the 2% failure for each from 100%!
Just keep talking when ever it comes up and hopefully she will make the right choices as you said we cannot be with them 24/7 and the decision is ultimately theirs.
Answer by goaliemom93 at 7:30 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by LaBrKo at 8:55 PM on Mar. 31, 2009
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Answer by mommykayti at 11:11 PM on Mar. 31, 2009