I just found out that his parents allow them to watch movies in his room with the door closed. This is also the time to have another dialogue with your daughter about sex. If you're concerned that your son fits the second scenario, be very clear with him that he will have to answer to you if he takes advantage of this girl. Start off with, "Maybe I'm seeing things the wrong way but I've noticed that you're hanging out with Mary.
A good resource: Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask), by Justin Richardson, M. And also remind him that in some states he could be legally prosecuted for sexual activity with her. My 16-year-old son has a girlfriend, but he has been spending a lot of time with another girl whom he calls his "best friend." Do you think I should get involved? I love that you have strong friendships with girls but how does Anne feel about that? Don't worry about it." You say, "Well, it's normal to have strong feelings about two people at the same time, so if you want to discuss that, we can.
If you have a question of your own, e-mail [email protected] Circle.com, and your answer may appear in the magazine. A teenager's first love is a powerful experience, but it's not an excuse to abandon his responsibilities.
(Be sure to read How to Have the Sex Talk with Your Teen for more tips about how to make the conversation more relaxed and how to get your point across.) How to Have the Sex Talk with Your Teen How to Talk About Peer Pressure and Friendship Feuds with Your Teen Q. He spends all his free time with her, then is on the phone at least a couple hours at night, and that's not counting the IMing and text messaging. Set rules about phone and computer use and enforce them.
It's about how I expect you to conduct yourself in any relationship." Q. Ungrateful, sullen teens moping about wishing they were somewhere else.