Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up. Here you'll find lots of practical advice on how to deal with common teen issues. If you have any questions, our counsellors are here to help.
A girl who has decided to have her baby should be under the care of an obstetrician, preferably someone with experience in working with adolescents. According to Dr. Late entry into perinatal care may also increase the risks.
Revealing sexual thoughts or behaviors to the parent that might elicit criticism or punishment. In fact, sex education and parent-child communication about sexuality are associated with delayed sexual activity and more consistent contraceptive use. Parents tend to exclude positive topics associated with sexuality, such as pleasure, love, and healthy relationships, in favor of negative topics and warnings.
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.
Help them learn to use their free time in constructive ways—being sure they set aside time to do their homework. Community service can help teach them job skills, and can put them in touch with a variety of committed and caring adults. Emphasize how much you value education.
Photo by Guille Faingold via Stocksy. According to a new report released today from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, many young people have no idea how to navigate healthy romantic relationships. They also don't recognize certain types of gender degradation as problems in society and had never had a conversation with a parent or educator about misogyny or what consent means.
In American society, it is common for there to exist a double standard when it comes to sex. Young men are frequently encouraged to pursue premarital sex by their peers, by mass media, and sometimes by their own parents. Alternatively, there are still many who find it wrong or believe it to be unnatural for teenage girls to have a significant sexual appetite.
I talk to me son about consent, what it means, and what it means when someone changes their mind. Despite what parents may think, a young person will know whether they are ready to have sex or not. Whether we like it or not, our kids will have sex. I've chosen to ignore how squirmy it makes me feel.
After all, God created us — all of us — as sexual beings. While our sexual identity transcends every life stage, adolescence is a time of particularly high sexual energy. As our children move away from their parents toward their peers, they will make choices — choices with consequences.
Advice for parents about the signs that your child may be sexually active and how to talk about it from parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd, plus sex education resources for teenagers and parents. Teens date. Sometimes whether you're ready for it or not. And if you're not, what comes next can be downright terrifying:.