I am not a parent yet (hopefully somewhat soon), but some posts and responses has made me wonder...and I'm not judging...
1. If you smoke, what will you do if you catch your young children-teen years old smoking? What about other drugs (I know several parents that smoke pot or do pills, etc...I DO NOT for those wondering). What about drinking?
2. If you had sex before marriage (after high school), what will you do if you find out your adult child is doing the same?
3. and for that matter...if you had sex while in high school, what if your child does the same?
4. And many other questions regarding similar topics. I know that it can be a "Do as I say, not as I do" situation and there are explanations (pregnancy, lung cancer, etc), but how can you really punish your child for doing something that you did too when you were old enough to understand the consequences?
And I'm curious as to how I'm going to handle it as well...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:23 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by Nanixh at 8:28 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
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Answer by Glamourina at 8:22 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by Jay05-Zee09Moma at 8:23 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:27 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by Ross2010 at 8:29 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Answer by Ross2010 at 8:32 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
I had sex before marriage and wouldn't think anything of my adult child is doing the same. Who says marriage is required for sex???? I will only hope my child is truly happy with the person they are sleeping with, AND are SAFE.
I NEVER smoked, but DH did.long ago. DH's mom also died of lung cancer (also a smoker). We will both be raising our children to see how horrible and disgusting the habit is, not to mention expensive. We hope they make a wise choice, and choose NOT to start the habit.
Answer by KairisMama at 8:46 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
Next question overall
how do you know if you have a slow leak of amniotic fluid?