My husband and I panicked! We called every friend of Lisa’s we knew and nobody knew where she was. We then called the police and all the local hospitals. I thought for sure she was dead, or, at the very least, badly injured or something. I didn’t know what to think and my mind was racing to all the terrible possibilities. We were riding around town looking for her when she called us on her cell phone from home

sexual activity by grounding or punishing her in some way, but that doesn’t usually work. Teenagers who are forbidden to see their “love” often rebel completely. Many of them choose dishonesty and subterfuge to keep their parents from finding out they’re having sex and watching XnXX videos.

boyfriends are allowed to be, curfew times, and keeping open communication about her relationships are helpful. Along with “house rules”, though, many parents would like to set limits on their adolescents’ sexual experiences. That’s a little more difficult to do.

Sexual experimentation is normal during adolescence. What bothers parents is that the progression of teenage relationships seems so different. The time between the first kiss and intercourse seems to have diminished dramatically, and this is unsettling for most parents. It helps to remember that teenagers have their own concerns about sexuality. The are aware and concerned about pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, broken hearts, and bad reputations.

The best advice I can give you is to remember that if teenagers want to have sex, they will find a way to do so. What you want to do is give your daughter guidance about the meaning

of sharing herself sexually with her boyfriend, safe sex, and birth control. Talk to her about what having sex with her boyfriend means to her at this age. Be sure to listen. At 16, this relationship undoubtedly will not be permanent, so talk to her about how many boys she thinks it is appropriate for her to have sex with. Validate her feelings and try to use as many opportunities as you can to give guidance.