Johnny - posted on 02/08/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )
I've noticed that people seem to have widely ranging views on whether a teen or a pre-teen should have some privacy within their own space and the right to privacy to explore their own interests (sexual or otherwise). It is a difficult thing as parents to deal with our children growing up and becoming sexual beings. But I am wondering what limits you feel there should be on their privacy and their access to information in these areas. Do you want them to remain "pure" until they leave your household? Or do you accept that they may wish to explore their own sexuality as it develops during puberty?
Obviously this is a question that must clearly have some boundaries to it. Teens are still minors, not yet totally responsible for themselves, and require rules that govern their safety. I'm not really asking if they have the right to come and go as they please or not inform their parents of their whereabouts and such. And clearly they don't have the right to take part in anything illegal. I am more speaking of things that are legal and that cause no harm.