Prepare Your Daughter for Peer Pressure Peer pressure comes in many forms. If she believes that everyoneelse is having sex, she may push herself, as well as her boyfriend, to move too far and too fast. For instance, less than half of high school students report having ever had sexual intercourse.And only 13% of teens report having sex before the age of 15.Kantor suggests statements like, “The fact is, most people your age are not having sex.” Even as your daughter gains independence in some areas, when it comes to sex and dating you can and should stay involved. Don’t allow your daughter to spend a lot of unsupervised time with her boyfriend.
Talking dating kids
This article offers tips on how moms can help their daughters when it comes to sex, peer pressure, and dating.
It’s hard for girls to look around at billboards, magazines, movies, TV, the Internet, and not believe that being sexy will make them desirable, glamorous, and/or loved.
“The kids would talk about who was hooking up with who,” she says. “Whenever we ask kids where they get their information about sex, teens always say their #1 source is their mothers.” The problem is, you probably won’t find the perfect time to talk about it.
Ignore the Rolling Eyes and Talk to Her “The first thing mothers need to know is that they are a critical voice in their daughters’ sex education,” says Leslie Kantor, MPH, national director of education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
What they did tell her, by way of rolling eyes, was that they didn’t want to talk about it. Your daughter already has some ideas about sex, for better or worse.