Jaime - posted on 11/30/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a single mother with a son who just turned 18 and is a senior in High School. He has been dating a girl for a few months who just turned 19. My son and I have always had open lines of communication regarding sex, drugs and alcohol and we have established well-defined boundaries. I asked my son a week ago if they were sexually active as I observed their relationship getting more serious and he said yes as of a week earlier. I have always promoted safe sex and even provided condoms which some parents might find unorthodox. My fear is std's and pregnancy so I told my son that if you are going to be sexually active then they both have to be responsible which means always using condoms and the girlfriend being on some form of birth control. I said I would take her to the doctor and even pay for it. I am going as far as to not letting them hang out until this is taken care of. Thankfully my son was never a disobedient child and listens to me. I know I can't force them to do anything they don't want to do but I certainly will do everything I can to protect my son and his girlfriend even if the next step is going to her parents about this for further reinforcement. Am I taking this too far? Is it wrong of me to have these kind of expectations? Thoughts, suggestions, advice, etc?