If your daughter is dating, she may have stronger emotions than she’s had so far in her life.
As a parent, this is one of those opportunities to help your daughter learn through experience. Remind her that both she and the object of her affection are young.
Dating can provide someone to go to the movies with.
Girls who can change her Facebook status to in a relationship may feel a rise in social status.
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.
Cohen suggests parents help their daughters think about what’s important to them and the kinds of choices they want to make.
“The kids would talk about who was hooking up with who,” she says. “Whenever we ask kids where they get their information about sex, teens always say their #1 source is their mothers.” The problem is, you probably won’t find the perfect time to talk about it.
Ignore the Rolling Eyes and Talk to Her “The first thing mothers need to know is that they are a critical voice in their daughters’ sex education,” says Leslie Kantor, MPH, national director of education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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.