Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]

Benefits

  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

+1
Love it

Q & A

What is your opinion on parents providing their teens with condoms/bc pills? Do you feel like it’s giving them the approval to have sex?

  •  
+1
Love it



Answer this See more Questions

View All Answers

    • +3 votes vote up vote up

      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 9, 2011
    • Hi Ang68,
      so good to see you. If I were asked this question about 20 years ago I would say yes! But looking at the way things are in this time and age I think it is a smart choice only if the parents are sitting down and speaking with the kids about the consequences of having un-protected sex. I feel in this day and time kids are far more different than how we were coming up and so fast in wanting to be a grown up doing grown up things including having sex. We as parents can’t be with our kids all the time 24/7 watching their every move nor can we or should we ever say what our kid won’t do, like have sex without our knowledge, yeah right if you‘re one of those parents you might want to think again. Peer pressure and maturing hormones will out beat your thinking everytime.

      But I feel with the way things are today “no” it is better to be safe than sorry later.




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Mztracy wrote Mar 9, 2011
    • ditto Neicy!!




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Tuliplady wrote Mar 9, 2011
    • I agree with Neicy, it all has to start with parents talking to kids.  My kids know my thoughts on this subject, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to stop them from having sex.  So I guess I’d rather they be protected in case they‘re going to go against their upbringing.




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Cheekymonkey wrote Mar 9, 2011
    • I bought my son his first box of condoms. He knows I wasn’t saying go for it! But after we had a long talk years ago I decided I wanted him alive more than I wanted him not to have sex. Still never saying go for it but really if your kids are going to have sex it’s better they are protected.
      The thought of this is totally a new stepping stone as parents and it’s a very hard one.




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Jenz ~ wrote Mar 9, 2011
    • Im with Neicy on this one. Well said!




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Anne E wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • I hope my daughter decides to wait until she is at least 18, but I have to say I agree with Neicy- if your child asks for your help in getting birth control, you’ve got to say yes rather than risk your child becoming a parent too soon or worse!




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Cathie Beck wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • “The talk” about sex with my kids didn’t stop them from having sex by the time they were 15. It was peer pressure more than anything and parents aren’t “peers“. I think the talk on being safe is essential! Unprotected sex is dangerous at any age these days and not limited to unplanned pregnancy only. I’d rather give my teen child condoms than think my child wouldn’t “hook up” casually like their peers.  

      Cathie




            Report  Reply


    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Angell VillafaƱe wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • Neicy I agree with you also! I was so torn when it came time to have the talk with my sons and whether or not to give them condoms. I was 18 when I had my oldest son and my parents who are very old school never educated me about the importance of protecting myself against stds or unwanted pregnancies. I was just supposed to abstain from having sex before marriage because it was a sin. So when my boys became teenagers my brother advised me to educate my boys and provide them with condoms. I agree Cris...I was more concerned with their good health than making sure they didn’t have sex. I really think in this day and age it is so important more than ever to educate and protect our kids. Thanks for the input ladies!




            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Diane17 wrote Mar 10, 2011
    • Angell,

      I lived with my mom and she always preached against premarital sex, saying I would go to hell if I had it.  She never talked to me about birth control/condoms or STDs either.  I learned about this stuff by reading about it in books and stuff.  

      I feel torn about this subject.  I don’t want my kids to have premarital sex but I did, so if I tell them not to, does that make me a hyprocrite?  I did wait until my 20s though.  

      However, I don’t want them to have babies or get STDs either.  And I really think that kids today are growing up way too fast.  Some aren’t even teens when they have sex!!  So I guess it’s best to talk to them about the consequences of unprotected sex, tell them your views on premarital sex, and provide them protection but emphasize that you are not encouraging them to have sex.




            Report  Reply


Ask a Question






mature content submit as anonymous