teenagers having sex
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â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 02/21/2012
Jennifer, I don't want to sound rude, so please take this in the spirit in which i intend it to be:
Where were you during your teenage years? The only reason I ask is that teens have ALWAYS had sex. That's why they had those "homes" that they could send "unwed mothers" to!
Geez, we had 3 girls graduate pregnant, and that was in 1988.
I always assumed that my boys would be active, and have (since they were VERY young) tried to make sure that they understand the consequences, etc. So far, my 17 yo is a virgin. My 14 yo is too, but I'm not sure he'll last as long.
Your best bet is to be as open with your kids as possible.
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Jodi - posted on 02/21/2012
I checked your profile, and you have 2 boys, age 20 and 17. I am assuming you are talking about your 17 year old. Is there some reason it is such a shock? It isn't so unusual for a 17 year old to have had sex, and I think as long as he is talking to you about it, it shows that he trusts you. Being open about it is a way of ensuring that he is being responsible, because our children need to understand that with sex comes responsibility, including safe sex and respect. How did you react when your 20 year old had sex? Or maybe he didn't yet? Or are we talking about your 20 year old not your 17 year old?
Sorry for being so vague, but it's not a lot of information to go by.
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