My daughter is 22 now and we are closer than we ever were, it's great. One night when she came home on a break from school she said "mom, I'm really glad you were so controlling during my teen years. I was out of control and one of my friends who got pregnant in hs is not doing so well, she can't handle her life." I sortof too offense to this. I don't think I was controling. She had a serious boyfriend when she was a junior and I know they were having sex. I couldn't watch her all the time and I have had talks with her about safe sex but I didn't know if she was listening. I took her to take regular depo shots and I bought her condoms. I know it sounds like I encouraged it but it was the only thing I could do to make sure she didn't become a mom too early. She now says that my controlling paid off to her. She sees from her friends how hard it is to raise a child.
Do you think it's controlling to make your kid get birth control and make sure they use it regularly?
Would you do the same?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on May. 20, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by amberpatterson at 7:14 PM on May. 20, 2011
it's not a tall controlling and it's something gI plan to do for my DD when she's a teen...it's not giving them permission it's not being naive and knowing that they will have sex if they want to and it's better to not be a grand parent sooner then you should be then to be a fool and think because they don't have BC they wont have sex!
Answer by happymama02 at 7:18 PM on May. 20, 2011
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