Amy: Sexually active teen afraid to tell parents

  • Article by: AMY DICKINSON
  • Updated: October 1, 2012 - 3:57 PM

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fattyfatamyOct. 2, 1211:16 PM

I was 18 when I had the "I am having sex with my boyfriend" talk with MY parents. I was told to fetch my papa's belt and to "bare" myself. I performed both tasks, and it was quite awhile before I broached the subject again. Thankfully, this is no longer 1972, and I'm not living in Mississippi. I doubt the young lady's parents will even blink an eye. Their daughter is growing up, and trusts them enough to tell them something that used to be kept as a terrible secret. The parents should consider themselves lucky.

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yuyyioOct. 3, 12 9:34 PM

I agree and thought Amy's response a little caustic. The counseling suggestion was over the top. It is so sweet that she wanted to tell her parents the truth. In my day we kept our parents in the dark, where they needed to be to preserve their illusions. As a parent of teenagers I do not like judgement being cast on good kids trying to do right while being true to themselves. I am glad her first time went so well. That is the dream!

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