Were you sexually active as a teenager, and how do you feel about that now?
What do you think about encouraging teenagers to abstain from sex?
According to research conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, there are many steps parents and other adults can take to reduce the risk of children becoming pregnant before they’ve grown up.
Below are 10 tips from the National Campaign to prevent teen pregnancy, influence teens to delay becoming sexually active and encourage those having sex to use contraception carefully: 1.
One son was dating a girl for a short time who said that for Christmas she didn’t want a present. Yes, that means what you think it can not possibly mean. In talking with my friends who are also mothers of teenage boys, this is not uncommon.
After I recovered from my shock and fantasies of driving over to her house and breaking both of her legs in the hopes that she’d be encased in a full body cast and therefore desiring a more appropriate present, my son revealed that he just wasn’t interested in doing that with her. Every single one of them has stories of girls being the pushy and demanding ones, not just in a sexual way, but in a controlling, bordering on stalking way. My son called her when we got home and “broke up” with her.
If you put your arm around someone on a date, what are you saying (without using words)? And that's exactly why we have to be careful - because we could be telling lies with our actions.
One mother from Maryland said when her son was in high school, women in her ward frequently approached her, “Don’t you think our kids would be good together?
One mother told me of the explicit text messages her son was receiving from a girl at all hours of the night. He basically told her that she was not nice and he didn’t really like her anymore. I have been closely monitoring to see if Glenn continues her controlling and mean ways.
Admittedly I am not friends with anyone who has teenage girls, for all I know they see boys behaving in the exact same manner. I would not tolerate my own children talking to me in such a disrespectful manner and I certainly would not take it from one of their friends. Then I ignored the next 8 calls from her as we drove the 2 miles home. So far my son says she isn’t bothering him and the phone records support this.
If you can’t think of how to start the discussion, consider using situations shown on television or in movies as conversation starters.
Tell kids candidly and confidently what you think and why you take these positions.
So you could use a pay phone to call for a ride and a get away from the boy. And not just because our children have no idea what a pay phone is.
More and more as I witness the teen boy-girl relationships I am surprised at how aggressive the girls seem to have become, compared to what I remember when I was a teenager. Upon hearing the news I think I managed not to do a fist pump in the air until I was in the next room alone.
": All of us can communicate loud and clear without using words. I'd like to do this again very soon.'" You may laugh at first, but think about that for a minute. We communicate loud and clear with our actions, and if we're not careful, we could be telling lies! Ashton: You mean, you can be dishonest by kissing someone? If putting your arm around someone means "I like you," and holding hands means "I really like you," than maybe kisses mean "I love you." What do you think?
In fact, as the old saying goes, "Actions speak louder than words." With that idea in mind, let's ask some questions. Some will say, "I don't know about that; I don't think kisses mean I love you." Perfect. Maybe kisses mean something different to you than they do to me, or to him, or her.
Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.
And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).