What happens to you when you daughter approaches you and asks, “Mom….I need to buy a pregnancy test”. After I lifted myself from the floor, I asked that all important question. “Are you pregnant?”. Of course my daughter gets angry at me and said, “It’s for a friend!!!”. I told her since she had a boyfriend that was a reasonable question. She is a straight A student and is not on drugs….but in the back of my mind there is always a fear that she might do something that will impact her for the rest of her life.
I talked to her and found out it was for a friend. I knew that this friend is sexually active. My questions to all parents are…”There is all this information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases available to our children…why are they having sex?….not taking care of themselves?…..Have you REALLY talked to your child about it?” These are questions that have been going on since I was a teenager and I am sure when our parents were teenagers.
Please talk to your child….they have a bright future ahead….let’s try to avoid them being parents at an early age or contracting a sexually transmitted disease that they will live for the rest of their lives.