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.
“This is when daughters need their mothers most,” says Kantor. It’s important for her to know you’re still there for her, no matter what.
You still have a role in protecting your daughter’s physical and emotional health. If not, bring her to a doctor who can talk with her about protecting herself from unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. A Lifelong Conversation Even though her mother never had The Talk with her, Kaufman felt it was her obligation to talk with her daughters about sex, dating, and peer pressure.
If you have mixed feelings about your past or current sex life, do your best to come to terms with that before you talk to your daughter.
And don’t allow her to date someone who is two years or more older than her.
Some parents think they’ve covered the bases with one or two comments, then leave their daughters to fend for themselves.
Cohen suggests parents help their daughters think about what’s important to them and the kinds of choices they want to make.
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.
The mother-daughter sex talk is rarely straightforward.