Over the past few years, I have known or known of so many people in high school who move in with their boyfriend or girlfriend. I just don't get that! I don't understand parents being ok with that at all. I'm not really a prude about things like sex. I know that I can't really keep my child from becoming sexually active (when she's older lol, she's 2 now), and I'm ok with that. Honestly, I think I would prefer my kid to have sex in the house instead of at a party or in the backseat of a car. Anyway, I just can not understand how parents are ok with their high school child to move in with their boyfriend or girlfriend. Then it confuses me even more when the girl ends up pregnant and all the parents completely freak out and wonder how it happened.
Can anyone explain this to me, please? I'm really not trying to be judgmental or anything like that, though it may seem that way. I just really want to understand this.
Answer by aliceryannesmom at 1:57 AM on Sep. 26, 2010
Answer by Andrea C. at 1:53 AM on Sep. 26, 2010
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Answer by Andrea C. at 2:03 AM on Sep. 26, 2010
I think in those cases it's either the parents can't do anything to stop them (they will just run away and short of involving family services and the police there isn't much you can do) or they are trying to hard to be their kids BFF and not their parent.
My cousin let both her kids drop out of high school just because. We were all shocked because when they were toddlers she was very involved in their lives and was the most strict of all my cousins with her kids. Both were out of school at 16 and just doing whatever (dating, drinking, smoking, etc). I just don't get it.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:23 AM on Sep. 26, 2010
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