Talking to Your Teen About Sex

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Talking to Your Teen About Sex
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Fri, 01-28-2011 - 3:00pm

Hi Everyone,

I came by some interesting statistics about teens and sex that I wanted to share with you.

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 9:35pm

John Boener (probably spelled wrong), Speaker of the US House of Representatives took seven years to get his BS.

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 6:48am

Hi! I'm Kathy and I'm new here but I think I agree that the younger they start dating, the younger they begin having sex.

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 12:15pm

My boys had 'girlfriends' in jr. high, too. But those only consisted of seeing each other at school, sitting on the bus, etc. We didn't allow them to go anywhere alone with a girl and if they went somewhere with a group of kids there was always a parent near by at that age (sitting in the back of the theater, hanging at the coffee shop at the mall, etc. Unless they had a large group of kids over, they weren't allowed to have their 'girlfriend' over. I felt fortunate that neither had their first serious gf until their senior years. LOL hopefully your 12 year old will stick to that hand holding for at least another 4 or 5 years!!

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 11:59am

Whenever someone says I know that if I told either of my girls they couldn't have a bf it wouldn't stop them, it would've only forced them to sneak around behind my back and not tell me.

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Registered: 05-08-1999
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 12:40am
We kept our boys busy, they were allowed to date after 15 but neither found a girl they liked enough to date, volleyball was much more important, which wasnt a bad thing. In hindsight, the lack of dating maybe set up my youngest to fall really hard for the girl he is dating. To throw away his morals and to be ruled by his hormones. I am hoping he comes around soon and that he doesnt put his future in jeopardy. We have talked to them about the importance of finishing their degrees in order to have a good life with enough money to support a family. Im not sure they heard what we were saying. I dunno, maybe the fact that they had no sisters set them up for not seeing the truth. We worked really hard at talking and teaching and we did start super early so that they would be comfortable talking to us if they needed help. We taught them about STDs as did the school as does the University they are at. We talked about pregnancy that is unplanned. Both are young adults, they are coming to a decision about sex and all it entails....if they havent already done it. As a parent, Ive done my best, we've talked about birth control, they have access to condoms.
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Registered: 10-20-2011
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 8:30pm

This article gives very important tips about parenting teenagers who are sexually acting out. Because it's often hard for parents to see their children as sexual beings, which makes it even harder for them to help their teens sort out issues related to this. Parents learn while their children are young to let them make their own little mistakes. As children grow up, it's inevitable that the mistakes also get bigger. When teens sexually act out, it's one of the things parents often know right away how to handle.

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