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|Tue, 04-17-2007 - 10:56pm|
It seems like this board has had quite a few discussions on premarital sex lately. It got me thinking.... I have a teenage daughter who has just started dating. She is 14. Because I was a teen mom, I have always told my girls what was up in that arena. They ask a question, I answer. The other day I was talking with my daughter about it. I asked her if she would tell me if she was thinking she wanted to have sex. She said she would. I asked her if she got pregnant would she come to me. She asked if I would kick her out of the house, to which I said that while I would be devastated for her, I wouldn't kick her out. I explained how I didn't want her to have to walk the road I walked because it was so hard. That led to birth control. I did tell her that if she got to the point that she was going to have sex, I would rather get it for her than have her pregnant or worse. We did discuss how important it was to wait and why. Now here are my questions....
1) Would you put your child on birth control if she asked?
2) Would you have a sex conversation with your child period?
3) Would you kick your dd out if she got pregnant?
My daughter thought she would have to have an abortion because she knew she couldn't be a teen mom. Then we talked about adoption options. I guess I hadn't thought about how she was thinking. I was mortified to think she would think I would put her out. I would hate the choice, but I wouldn't ever turn my back on her. I didn't even realize that she had put any thought in it at all.
Now please understand, I am not asking these questions for debate purposes. I just want some other perspectives. Teen years are so fun really.....lol.