Dadsnettrackworld – teenagers "going out"
Give him condoms, have a proper conversation with him about consent, legal ages, and the consequences of unprotected sex. (especially pregnancy and disease)
Give him (and his gf) facts, and do it sooner rather than later.
Most parents are too embarrassed to do this, and most kids are too embarrassed to ask… Don’t be that parent. It might be slightly uncomfy, but it might give them a head start.Posted 7 months agoPJM1974Member
Nickc has it.
You can’t shield kids from the truth, nor can you protect them from peer pressure, but you can be supportive, open and can take the initiative when it comes to discussing sexual politics and consent. If you give them the emotional tools, they’ll suss it out for themselves in a constructive and responsible manner.Posted 7 months ago
Jnr and his young lady friend are no longer “just friends” and are now officially “going out”.
As far as I can tell, this involves a lot of texting, and hanging round at each others houses eating pizza and watching films. Or going to the cinema and eating pizza.
Anyway, they are both sensible 14 year olds, and both have sisters desperate to play gooseberry at any opportunity, but what rules/guidance does the forum have to handle this potentially tricky parental dilemma should “going out” move on to whatever the next stage is these days.
Conversations have been had previously about respect, consent, the law, precautions etc. But it was far more theoretical then.Posted 7 months ago
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