Here is a BIG pet peeve and something that actually damages the relationship between you and your teens - calling them children. A 15+ or so is not a child, but rather, a young adult. They will have relationships, they will be adult level relationships, and they will have sex. I first had sex at 15 with a guy I had been dating a few months and truly loved. We were monogamous. I took the pill religiously, which was provided to me by my Mom, and didn't get pregnant. We were in a stable relation until my 20s, when we grew apart as I went to college. The break-up was painful because we were still in love. Where are the parents that can recognize this, instead of treating them like romper room until they are 30?