Teens need a reality check so that they understand that what they see in the media is not what is really going on among typical, real-life ordinary people.
Actually, the truth is they are already thinking about it.
Most school curricula is not comprehensive enough, and does not touch on the values piece that is so important in helping teens put the facts into a context with which you will be comfortable.
You will probably have little direct control over what your teen does or doesn’t do. The sexual decisions they make will be a combination of their readiness, their impulses and ability to control these impulses, and your values.
Girls more often fuse love and sex which bodes trouble for them.
What restrains a boy is having respect for a girl as a human being, and this is learned most strongly at home by how the father treats his wife and vice versa.
Often parents address worst case scenarios, such as pregnancy or disease, but leave out the more important task of mentoring their teens on the broader issues of sexuality and laying a foundation of healthy sexual values.
Young girls are more regretful about their sexual experiences and more likely to shoulder negative consequences.
As much as teens need information and facts about sex, what they most need is an understanding of what their parents’ values are in regard to sexuality.
Helping them to achieve intimate and satisfying romantic attachments is one of the most important lessons a parent can ever teach.