Teen sex and parent ground rules

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Registered: 08-24-2011
Teen sex and parent ground rules
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 4:49pm

I am looking for some thoughts on the subject of setting ground rules, and opinions on how others would have handled my situation.

Shortly after my DD turned 13, she attended a family gathering, bringing her "partner", a 14-year old boy she introduced as her "boyfriend".

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:22pm

My mom was 19 when she married Dad, who was 21 and a WWII vet.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:26pm

I had my 2nd child at 38--he frequently points out to me that I'm way older than a lot of his friends' mothers.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:28pm

Well I don't think I was advocating genital mutilation or forced marriage between young girls and old men.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:31pm

I will agree that if a woman wants to have an education & a career, it's certainly a lot easier to do it before she has a baby.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 2:26pm

Yeah, I had my third at 37, even older than my mom when she had me, who always seemed SOOOO much older than my friends' parents!

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 3:13pm

I had my first at 36 and my second at 38 and I would not have done it any other way. My 20s was spent traveling, getting my education, building up my career etc. By the time I meet my husband and got married, I was financially secure and my career was on firm grounds.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:23pm

I DO realize that there is not a direct

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 7:04pm

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:05pm

Well stated Rose. Ditto from this corner. LOL

Actually, DH and I love having the kids and grandson

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:54pm

You're just both good parents!

We lived with my ILs from when our oldest was 15mo to when she was 3yrs and our second was 6mo.

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