re: mom letting 12 year old date...now i have a question
so im reading this post and naturally people are entitled to their own opinions..no biggy but it seems just about every mother is more concerned and quick to point the finger that if you agree with it that your going to be a grandma soon. so im sitting here thinking what if the boy or girl that your kid is "dating" does drugs...or steals anything other then sex that you would def not want your child doing, is anyone else concerned over that? i mean i hear about kids 12 yrs old shooting up or ditching class etc. wouldnt you be concerned about your kid being easily influenced by the person they like? yea i understand sex is happening alot earlier but so are other things that can happen as a result of a relatinship. a mother i work withs daughter isnt sexually active (that she knows of) but she is 13 and her boyfriend i guess hit her are we not concerned about that when im sure all this stuff is happening more so then kids sneaking off to have sex? also wouldnt you as a parent instill good values and talk to your kids about sex and staying abstinate and saying no, explain the outcomes not only pregnancy but stds? it seems alot of moms were selling their kids short and not being trusting of them because of what everyone else is doing. why not learn to trust your kids a little until they give you a reason not too. in my opinion though id rather not be in this situation i would much rather my teen come to me asking for condoms or birthcontrol rather then finding out they are ditching school drinking doing drugs and stealing....what do you think???