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Do You Talk to Your Kids About Teenage Pregnancy?

Audiences fell in love with Juno, pact or no pact, the girls of Gloucester High School made national headlines and Jamie Lynn Spears left her Nickelodeon stage to set up a nursery — it's been a big year for teenage pregnancy. And, perhaps the finale of it all is the recent announcement that Bristol Palin is expecting. Did you, or would you, use any of these instances to initiate a conversation with your kids about sex or teenage pregnancy?Source and Source

lawyerjenn lawyerjenn 9 years
My parents did not talk to me about sex. I wish they had. I hope more parents do because clearly the kids aren't learning much in school these days. Teen pregnancy is on the rise for the first time in what, 15 years??? SO TALK TALK TALK to your kids. I tried talking to mine but seeing as I'm only 5 months pregnant with my first kid, the baby didn't seem to quite get it :)
ceej ceej 9 years
This is the perfect opportunity to talk to my teenage daughters about this as it illustrates very clearly what happens in families where they don't have frank discussions about the consequences of unprotected sex.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
I'm ready when the time comes for this.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I don't have children, but I remember my Mom talking to me about sex since I was six years old. Granted, I was a precocious child, and I was considered "gifted." Truthfully, I'm glad she did. I decided from an early age to be abstinate until I was personally mature enough to have sex (and handle all it's consequences).
jessie jessie 9 years
when the time kids will get a earfull from me...language and censors....i'll lay it out...this is what happens if you do this...or this is what happens if you do that. i'm not gonna be all buddy, buddy with them but i will be frank.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I would absolutely talk to my son about teen pregnancy and how he should be careful, but only when I think he's ready. I think I have quite some time though.
Mommaof1 Mommaof1 9 years
Im a teen mom and my son is only 22 months old but i would hope him and my other kids (when i have them) learn from me.
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 9 years
My oldest son is very open with me and we have talked about sex plenty of time. The best tools are his 4 and 5 year old little brothers! I always ask him imagine if they were yours! He says no and I say then be careful about what you do out there!
badkitty badkitty 9 years
I've been talking to my son about sex ed since he was 10 or so.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
They are only four, but when the they are ready I will them about everything and all of their chooses.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Why do you need to wait for something like this to happen to broach the subject with your child? While it may be a useful spring-board, I think you should start talking to your children about it as soon as they are ready.
letsgetloud21 letsgetloud21 9 years
I also am an example. Please can we stop talking about Bristol Palin. I don't even know who the heck she is.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
i too would use my own experience but not yet my daughter is only 8 but in a few years i will but the way society is right now it will be sooner than later
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
I'd use myself as an example, I don't need anything else, I was a teenage mommy.
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