Her mother saw the sense in this and obliged. Aside from academics, Sabrina has an active social life too. Turns out that she recently broke up with her boyfriend of one year —a young man familiar to her mom since he comes from the same neighborhood. Averting Danger Now, this lad is completely distraught about the break up.
He desperately wants Sabrina to reconsider her decision to end the relationship. He cannot fathom life without her and is willing to do anything to have her back.
He appears to be completely distressed. Just in case he does something. If they must meet, then it should be in a very public place, and she must be accompanied by at least three friends. Were they Having Sex? But the behaviour of the young lad seems to be telling her otherwise. The extent to which he is distraught about the breakup means that they were most likely sexually involved.
She looked down, before responding. Is she aware she could get pregnant, seeing how I have struggled to educate her? Would she do that to me? Do you think she would seriously be having sex? Not exactly the answer to our question, but we continued listening. We all know that many young people, including those in campus, are having sex.
In fact, a lot of it; perhaps even more than their parents are. But our sweet innocent children are part of the statistics. During that talk, they give age-appropriate information about sexuality. But what happens when your child is above 18 years? When they join college? When they are old enough to actually be having sex and may even be having it? How does that conversation with them go? Do you ask them if they are protecting themselves? Do you ask them why they are not waiting till marriage?
Do you ask them what would happen if they got pregnant? Or if their girlfriend got pregnant? Do you ask them if they have one partner at least? Do you ask them what would happen if they got an STI? What they would do if they were HIV positive? Or is it none of your business? Pray, how do you broach the subject with an older child, especially if you suspect they are likely to start having sex or if they are already having it? That is the dilemma my friend is in right now. I would love to hear your thoughts about this issue.
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