Teenagers & Sex

Kathy - posted on 07/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter will be s17 next month and I found 2 used pregnancy tests and empty condom package in her dresser drawer. How do I handle this and not make matters worse? She is my only child and her father & I are divorced but both re-married. I don't want to loose her trust but I know I need to talk with her when she comes home from her dads. I want to talk with her tomorrow evening when my husband is gone and it's just her and I in the house. Help please!


Sarah - posted on 07/19/2015




You have two options, say nothing or tell her the truth. She is obviously sexually active and it is better to have a frank talk about it then have her wind up pregnant or get an STD. Why were you going through her drawers? If you commonly put her clothes away or whatever, then she won't be surprised that you were in her dresser. If you were snooping, that is another matter. Have you two not had discussions about sex, birth control, safety, and making good choices? 17 is late to start but better to just come clean, let her know you love her no matter what and offer to take her to the doctor. Which, if she is having sex, she needs to start having regular pelvic exams anyway. It's going to be awkward, and she may be angry but her health and safety must be your primary focus.

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