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If you ever watched Gilmore Girls, the mother daughter relationship on that show is how I often describe my relationship with my son. And you are also talking about rules that involve someone else’s child. What expectations do her parents have and what are they hoping for? So yeah, a decision like that, to me, needs to maybe be a big sit down with all parents and the kids, so that everyone is on the same page, or at least, that is probably what I would do.You don’t want to create a situation where you are allowing something that are going to really upset or piss off her parents, either. Now, I have never preached no sex before marriage to my kids because I can’t force on them something that I didn’t stick to myself. I grew up where all the bedrooms were upstairs and they weren’t allowed upstairs and it really wont stop teenagers from doing what they want to do.I think that dating age depends on how mature and responsible a teenager is and should not be locked in by some age limit.I know some parents who think it should be whatever age the teen wants to start dating at. What dating standards did you have for your own children?My thoughts are, basically, teenagers will find a way to have sex if they want to have sex.So, I think it's silly to make any rules on the basis of trying to prevent it - at best, they'll do it elsewhere, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Unless you stand in the doorway, they're still going to fool around, it just increases the chances of you walking in on them doing it. I'd tend to focus the conversation and rules about being safe and using birth control. I know that my grandparents had a "open door, no sleepovers" rule.I didn't have sex until college and wasn't allowed to have my high school boyfriend in my room.I think it can go either way and we have an open dialogue about the importance of protection.
The more you LISTEN to your teens and share (not lecture) your opinions and values, the more your teens can develop their own opinions.
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