Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?

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Would You Give Your Teen Condoms?
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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 2:26pm
iVoice Brandi Jeter asks a question to moms of teens -- would they give condoms to their kids to encourage safe sex?

What about you?

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 6:45pm

Would I give my teen something that could very well save his/her life that costs less than buying a can of pop?

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 7:12pm

Me too.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 8:05pm
I would, but it would come with a lecture It would also be brought up over and over that they were not raised that way, that we are not Lutheran for the hour we sit in the pew, but are expected to act such as much as possable. I would also go over the heath risks, the emotional tolls of sex outside of marriage and such.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Tue, 04-12-2011 - 9:09pm

It depends what you mean by "give." Would I run out and buy them and then leave the condoms in their rooms without a discussion? Nope. But I would certainly pay for them, go with them to the drugstore, or whatever is needed. Providing condoms should involve a conversation about sex, emotion, and values. And if my kids think they're mature enough to be in a sexual relationship, then they should be mature enough to talk about their choice (or at least listen to my lecture)

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:23am

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 7:50am
ITA - ds18 wasn't raised 'that way' either; I'm glad he waited til after HS and honestly the current relationship looks to be one that might be permanent. I would never tell him at 18 that he's too young to be that serious about someone as I was in that same situation (but not SA) and was just as committed as he is. To me that's more important (provided they're safe!) than saying he was too young when he started. JMHO.

Sue
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 04-14-2011 - 11:32am

Absolutely!

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Fri, 04-15-2011 - 7:37am

You've hit on something that I think is just as important (if not more so) as the age at which a teen becomes sexually active - the level of committment in the relationship.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 04-15-2011 - 9:29am
ITA!
Sue
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 04-15-2011 - 2:53pm
Not all kids follow the way they were raised, that is true. But, dh and I were able to expect that the best from our kids, and so far so good at ages 13 and 17. Now as I said if they needed them, I would get them for them. Dh and I were able to wait for each other and I pray my kids will as well.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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