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10 most mentioned books on TwoChromosomes that will make you more knowledgable. rank no. 4
I(34m) came home early, my daughter(16f) was not home and not answering her phone. I found out she has a whole unknown life- including an older boyfriend(19m) and inappropriate behaviors. Where do I start?(r/relationships)
As a former 16 year old girl, ^^^ this is great advice.
Let her know you’re disappointed that she lied, but that you want to be here for her no matter what. Promise her you won’t get mad if she comes to you with anything, and then STICK with that. It’ll be REALLY hard to do that when you get mad but you’re raising her to be an adult, and at 16, she’s nearly there. I view 16-18 y/o to be “practice runs” for adulthood. Let her make decisions, but be there with guidance and support.
Lastly, schedule a doc appointment at Planned Parenthood. When you’re booking the appointment, explain the situation so they can address your concerns directly with her.
Oh, and I recommend this book to a ton of teenager girls: Taking Charge of Your Fertility because it covers a LOT of info on getting pregnant (or, in this case, NOT getting pregnant) that’s not covered in health class.