Friday, June 24, 2011

Who Allows Their Teen To Have Sex At Home: Lots of Parents

Hmmmmm..... What a crazy week in the news. Lindsay gets off, OJ may confess to killing Nicole and Ron to Oprah, and Bristol Palin talks about the loss stealing of her virginity.  But the one news story that had my mind imploding is the segment that Elisabeth Hasselbeck did for ABC News regarding parents allowing their teens to have sex at home.  Have you heard about it?  No...well let g fill you in (lol)!

Ok, so Elisabeth interviewed parents and teens about this issue. Of course, the adult panel was divided.  The pro argument was that kids do it anyway so why not allow them to do it in a safe and controlled environment.  The con... that the boundaries are too far blurred.  Hmmmm.... (just breath g)! 

My rant professional  opinion:

Yes, it's true that teens experiment sexually.  It's to be expected because their hormones are peaking as they are becoming young adults.  However, the argument that parents use who allow their teens to have sex at home is flawed.  Just because teens may experiment with sex....alcohol....drugs...etc.  does not mean that it has to be condoned by their parents.  What happened to the education piece.  You know...where we talk to our kids and instruct, guide, instill values and ....um' parent.  As with any issue, we do all that we can to teach our kids right from wrong, and then expect that the foundation that we laid will inspire our kids to make the right choices.

Interestingly enough!  The teens that were interviewed indicated that it they were uncomfortable with being allowed to have sex at home.  One girl made a powerful statement when she expressed how it would make it more difficult for her to say no to her boyfriend if he knew that her parents condoned them having sex under their roof.  Sometimes children make more sense than the adults!

Besides...how would the whole "it's okay to have sex thing" work.  Would you need to leave the house to give the tweens some private time?  Do you let the partner stay the night while you wear earplugs to muffle the noise.  Good grief....what's next...shopping for "marital toys" with your 14-yr-old?????  Puh-leeze someone tell me that I'm not the only one that feels this way!

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