Teen Sex

Do you think that there is any way to stop a teenager from having sex?

I think most of the time we give them the best advice we can but hope that they make good decisions based on that advice.

I have heard so many people say that their child won't ever be in a situation where they could have sex. I find that funny, if there's a will there is a way!

How will you discourage your teenager from having sex? Or will you?

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    07/30/14
    5Tabitha
    My husband and I are both on our second marriages.... I now understand the saying 'you need to save your heart for your mate'. Our relationships prior to meeting each other, all of them not just the failed marriages, left us with memories that the smallest thing will trigger. We left a piece of our hearts behind with every relationship we had.

    We plan on teaching our children the value of courtship instead of dating. Yes, it will ultimately be their decision, but we can teach and regulate while they are in our house. Making sure they are never alone with the opposite sex is a big key to that-whether there's an attraction there or not.

    Quite frankly (and I know this sounds horrible of me as a mom)...but knowing my ex and his family, I would not be surprised one little bit if Adrianna gets pregnant in high school and subsequently shipped to my house to 'deal' with her.
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      07/30/14
      I dealt with this so many times when I was a youth pastor. It's hard to explain to parents that really there is no way they can stop them. I found the best way to handle it is to stop making such a big deal out of sex. Teach them the reasons why it is safer to wait and help them be responsible, don't tell them no because that is the best way to get them to do it. If they want to do it though then they are going too.
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        07/30/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I find this foreign in some ways because when I was a teen I didn't have sex. I determined I was going to wait and we did. I did not date a lot or have any opportunity to let it go too far until I was with my husband and we just didn't let it go too far. I am hoping our children adopt our standards but know they will ultimately make their own choices. All I can do is pray, talk to them and hope for the best outcome for them.
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          08/29/14
          Melissa Middleton
          I waited to have sex until I was married. I did not date in high school because I was too busy with my head in a book. I was not truly allowed to date until I was sixteen. It will be that way with my children as well. When I was in a serious relationship with my hubby, we never let it go too far and he respected that. I made a commitment to God when I was twelve years old that I would wait until I got married. I saw my sisters struggle with getting pregnant early and not married and it was very hard on them, but that wasn't the reason for my decision. I am a hard core born again Christian.

          I hope my children will make the same choice in waiting until they are married. In fact, it's a request in my nightly prayers that they will put God first and follow His path. But, in the end, they will make the decision for themselves. All I can do is pray.
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