A common theme in today’s pop culture is how concerned kids are with when is the “right time” to lose their virginity.
Entire movies have been made on the subject – Tom Cruise’s Losin’ It is probably not on the higher end of his personal accomplishments, we’re fairly certain. But what once was a Very Special Episode of Blossom or Family Ties, or one of those mandatory Afterschool Specials that we all rushed home to watch together – it’s now become almost a punchline in any major sitcom or movie being made today.
And come Springtime, they say, is when a young heart turns to finding love. Well, maybe not “love” per se, but how about “strong like”?
Being a teenager is a tough time with lots of challenges due to the lack of experience that being in ones’ twenties gives you the proper perspective on. Adults may not always have all the answers, but they’ve lived through the same struggles that teenagers are going through today – if only the teens in their lives would think to ask for that advice.
And if you have kids that age, have you taken the time to have THAT conversation with them, to ensure that your kids don’t make the same mistake (or have the same fun) that you had when you were their age?
Chances are, you haven’t. Web Watch doesn’t know many parents who have had that conversation at all.
But it may end up that today’s parents shouldn’t be that discouraged about their kids bumping uglies in an unresponsible manner, according to a recent report from the CDC.
It’s a growing trend these days – parents, in their bid to be “cool and hip”, are allowing their teens to have more and more benefits that the parents may have been denied themselves while growing up.
Whether it be their own cellphone when they’re 10 years old, regular access to the kegerator in the basement when they’re 15, or being given their own new car just because they lived to be 16-years-old – more parents are deciding that the old rule of “as long as it’s at home, it’s okay” is a perfectly adequate way to raise their children.