I started having "talks" with her when she was two. She was facinated by my "Joy of Birth" book so I let her ask me questions about it. I took her to get on the pill when she asked, she was 16.
I want her to be open with me. I was a teen mom and I will do anything to help prevent it. When she decides she wants to have sex, despite if I agree or not, I will get her on birth control.
while i dont want to condone it, i really think i could put her on it as soon as her period starts, i dont want my baby having a baby
I've been considering as soon as she starts her period. I hope she is always open and upfront with me and will encourage it but I don't expect her to be.
She's 8, and we talk about sex, pregnancy, birth control, periods, stds etc. as they come up. There's not much she doesn't know, but some specific details are left out obviously because of her age. We were talking about birth control just the other day and she got all upset because I told her birth control stops you from having a baby, well the way I said it, she thought I meant forever, and was crying saying that she wanted a baby. So I had to go into further detail about it, it was sort of funny, but I felt bad that I worried her.
My daughter was on the pill not because she wanted to have sex...it was just in case she did have sex. Since then she has learned thtat she doesn't have to have penetrating sex to enjoy the effects and has remained a virgin. She doesn't like babies so she rfemains on birth cotrol just in case because she hasn't found a doctor who will give her a hysterectomy at her age. There is always that "well what if" I really don't see her changing her min, she has even been looking into selling her eggs.
Talk with her, maybe 11. Put my daughter on birth control...that will never happen.
I really am not sure right now..... We'll see how things fly.....
I was always very open with both kids since they were tots. So it was natural for us to talk about birth control as they grew. They have 27 cousins, and could see disasters happening all the time, which turned out to be a good learning tool. I pushed condoms for my kids. Josh used them until he was with his fiance' and she was on the pill. My daughter uses them still, she's 29. I also told them I would encourage an abortion if something happened.
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