It drives me CRAZY how some people think they can keep their teenagers from having sex! I'm not saying you have to condone it, that's up to you. But unless you are going to be with them 24/7/365, if they want to do it they will find a way.
Why is it that any teenager who has a baby didn't have enough supervision or it's somehow the parent's fault? The teen is old enough to understand the cause-effect relationship AND they're old enough to find ways around mom and dad's rules to get what they want.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:51 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
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Answer by kimberlyinberea at 4:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
YOu can help by eliminating some of the temptations. Too little supervision IS an issue... because it leads to too much temptation. Now if they want to have sex they will find a time and place. But there are many girls who would not have had sex so young had they not had soooo much freedom. Also strong role models, a good relationship with parents, and strong long term life goals helps. A child will do what a child will do... if they want it that bad they will lie and cheat to find a way. But it is a parents obligation to do all they can to help a child grow into an adult with out the emotional complications that having sex too early can bring.
Answer by sahlady at 4:47 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
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Answer by MidnightKarma at 4:39 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
I told my sons no glove no love and they talk to me about when they need condoms. Controling them no keeping them safe and discussing the ramifications of sex.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 4:45 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by wildflowers25 at 4:47 PM on Jul. 13, 2010