My daughter is 16 now and her boyfriend recently stayed over for a night.
I was so worried when she first asked because I really didn’t know what to say. My first initial thought was absoloutely not but then I started to think about myself as a teen. When you get told not to do something, it automatically made you want it more.
Obviously I’m worried about her having sex but if I try to keep her away from it then I fear it will just make her want it more.
Teenagers are not the most trustworthy but there comes a time when I have to just trust her. It scares the life out of me but a lot of parenting does.
It’s a tough one because I obviously don’t want her to have sex yet but I also don’t want her to see sex as something wrong, because it’s not.
I’ve wondered about putting her on the pill but then I worry I am giving the message that I’m ok with it.
Anyway I was very strict about where they both slept and I had him in with teen son because he doubled as a spy.
She’s also slept at his house because I discussed the sleeping arrangements with his mum.
I wish I knew how hard raising teens were when they were little, I think I would have enjoyed them being little so much more.