Terri - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 253 moms have responded )
I have a 16 year old daughter who has been dating the same boy for 3 years. Yes, I know they started too young. They seem to have become very emotionally attached. He is 17. I have suggested to her that, just as a precaution, that she take birth control pills. She says that she is not planining to have sex and does not want them. However. About 6 months ago I read a text message they exchanged that was of a sexual nature. She is a very bright girl, does wel in school, and plans to attend college and have a career. I want her to take the bc pills just as a precaution. Should I make her by telling her if she does not take them I will not let her see bf ? I can not really "force" her but I can make her life difficult enough that she will take them. I am her mother and my husband and i support her. All it takes is one moment of weakness one time to wind up with a baby and her plans are ruined. My husband agrees with me. Is it ok to leave her with no option but to take bc pills? Are we doing wrong given this long term relationship with this boy? Please advise.