As much as abstinence is the right route for some people, a lot of teens don’t want to wait to have sex until they’re ready to have a baby. Puberty brings with it a lot of sexual feelings, and many choose to have sex for the first time during their teenage years, would you as a parent of a daughter allow them to use birth control to avoid a teenage pregnancy? Would you put them on it prior to losing their virginity? My Mother gave birth to me 5 months after her 17th birthday and in-turn my sister gave birth to her daughter when she was also 17, we never had the birds and bees conversation and in Europe we didn’t have sex education in school, so what is the route you as a parent take in regards to your teenagers and sex? HomeFront
Margy Button: All I can say is thank the gods I have boys and don’t have to pain over this. I have already had the birds and the bees talk with them and stressed the need for ‘protection’ should they find themselves doing more than holding hands!
Spring Towry: I put my daughter on it at 17. It was as a precaution and also for her heavy periods. We had a pregnancy scare and that was enough. Teens like to say they are not active but I know that is a lie. BC is not a permission slip it’s a just in case [...]
This is not intended to be a man bashing piece, this piece is written based on experience, based on what I have seen. I know that Loyal and Righteous men exist but those numbers are dwindling fast. To many times I have felt the gut wrenching hurt of being the girl whose significant other would rather watch porn than live up to some sort of moral code, when did we become so weak? Have we as people always been this way? Is it a case of curiosity? I have heard every reason under the sun, am I being to self righteous?
I still think if you use the 14 words, or quote the Nine Noble Virtues, if you have held your wives hand as she gave birth to your children, cried when your child let out their first cry, then please tell me how you think it’s OK to watch people degrade one another sexually for money? Please tell me how you watch people do something that you and your wife did to create your child? Please tell me how even after your Wife cried over this you still watched it? Tell me how???
Gone are the days when we thought of pornography the image of the seedy fat guy in his basement with a box of pornographic VHS tapes popped up, gone are the days when men went into strip clubs under the dark of night. In 2010 we can go online and [...]
“Opportunities to earn a living from the comfort of one’s own home have become increasingly more prevalent in recent years, be it from data entry, medical transcription, or entrepreneurship. My family owns a small medical billing company, and I began working from home a few months after I became pregnant in the fall of 2008. I was fortunate to never have had to put my daughter in daycare, but it took most of that first year to figure out how to make this working arrangement “work” for me.
The most important skill I have learned is how to spend my time as efficiently as possible. Effective time management is the key to making this situation work for you, your employer, and your family. I work from home with a 15-month-old, so what works for me might not necessarily work for someone with older children, but the basic concept is the same: find a rhythm that allows you to be productive but still an active parent. It takes some trial and error and a lot of patience, but the reward is worth the struggle.
· * Set a schedule, and stick to it. Try to get your day started, serve meals, and get little ones down for their naps at about the same time every day.
· * Save tasks that require your full attention for nap time.
· * Have a basket of toys, or stackable bins filled with things [...]
Your child’s first birthday is a wonderful milestone and something you will never forget…..even though it means more to you than to your baby. Even the most advanced 1-year-old will not understand what all the fuss is about. Keeping the fuss to a minimum will help keep it fun for both of you. Keep it small. Your baby (and you) may be overwhelmed or frightened by all the commotion. Keep the guest list simple: family and close friends only, so everyone can enjoy the party!
Keep it short. Twelve month old babies don’t have much stamina, so two hours is probably the longest they can last with all the fun going on around them. Try scheduling the party around nap times, so they are in a good mood.
Save the themes for later. Your baby won’t understand a party theme. Use your creative energy to make something memorable for your baby’s scrapbook.
Have plenty of toys on hand. Your baby won’t understand structured activities. Let them play and do whatever makes them happiest!
Record for the memories. Ask another family member to be on camera duty so that you will be in the pictures or video.
Don’t forget the presents! Your baby might not understand the importance of the occasion, but they will enjoy unwrapping the gifts. They will probably even prefer the boxes and paper to what’s inside!