HELP! My Teenager Is Sexually Active (What Should I Do?)
One idea I used for one of my children, who I was fairly certain was having sex; I put a brown bag with lots of condoms on their bed. My child brought them to me saying “Dad, what’s this?”. I responded “You probably don’t need these, but some day you might”.
Have an honest discussion about the risks, the “what if…
your girl or you got pregnant?”
You’ll want to help them think about the consequences and the emotional aspects of being sexually active. For example, pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
Should you try to stop your child from having sex if they are already active?
Realize that once they are sexually active, it is very rare for a child or person to stop being sexually active. You are better off helping them consider the consequences so that they can avoid pregnancy and STD’s.