Surprises are supposed to be fun unless you accidentally discover your teen is having sex! You and your daughter just got home from grocery shopping. She says she needs to use the restroom before she helps unload the groceries.
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I have two sons - one almost 22 just graduated college, the other 18 and about to graduate high school and start college in the fall. So, teenage sons I know - I was one myself and I have a brother - no sisters. A number of years ago, a nephew went on a road trip to hook-up with a girl he had met at a college event.
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Raising a teen can be complicated sometimes. You are dealing with an emotional, changing individual who is starting to assert more and more independence. Once your teen becomes sexually active, you may find it even more difficult to deal with your teen.
I think on some level we all realize this day is going to happen eventually. So, as a parent, what can you do? First, try to take a bit of time to get some emotional distance from the situation.
All rights reserved. What would you do when your teenage daughter or son asks if they are allowed to have their boyfriend or girlfriend stay the night? Many parents have asked for my opinion over the years, as most find it really difficult to talk to their children about sex. Attitudes can vary depending on nationality.
It's not an uncommon question for parents to discuss. It's not as if teenage sex is a matter of one day deciding to hand over the keys to the chastity belt. But I'd like to think that when my daughters do become interested in sex, I will be more concerned in the "why" rather than the "when".