You can help your child by modelling and reinforcing values and beliefs about safety, responsibility, honest communication and respect in relationships by treating your partner with respect and talking about how to stay safe. Most teenagers will experiment with sexual behaviour at some stage — this is a normal, natural and powerful urge in these years. But not all teenage relationships include sex.
Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to know about sex, take a few minutes and read on. Your doctor wants to make sure you know the facts.
When parents communicate frequently and openly, teenage children feel closer to them and more able to communicate. Being intimate with other people requires a certain level of maturity so that they can make the best choices for themselves. Sex is a big deal — help them understand that.
I recently discovered that my year-old is having… gulp… sex. Now we have to provide a doctor visit and contraception, with instruction on practicing safe sex condom included. I feel like we are condoning her sexual activity. We want a safe girl, a responsible girl, and a not-pregnant girl.
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.
January 21, I have a sexually active and-a-half-year-old daughter. Her boyfriend of 12 months is 18 years old.
Many parents wonder whether or not their teenager is sexually active. Here, we get input from Dr. Wes and Kyra, in the form of both statistics and anecdotal evidence, about the probable answer to this question.
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. She dashes off, leaving her phone on the counter.
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Your teen will learn about sex; will they learn from you or someone else? Image courtesy of stil at FreeDigitalPhotos. The first time they get behind the wheel of a car; the first time they come home from a party and you smell alcohol; the first time you find out they are having sex; all terrifying moments. Some parents are not bothered by the idea of their teen having sex, as long as the teen uses protection from disease and pregnancy.