Article: Parenting Style and Sexually Active Teens

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In the article “Parenting Style and Sexually Active Teens” it is being inferred that teens from controlling, authoritarian are more likely to have sexual intercourse before age 19. It is suggested for controlling, mothers and fathers to give their children some freedom, and to have more of a democratic relationship with their child. Researchers have studied to see how family life affects the teens, but it did not reveal an adequate amount of information to benefit from. It was found that regular family activities like eating dinner together, or being involved in activities together appear to lessen the likelihood of sexual activity amongst teenagers. Several recent researches were mainly about how media such as television shows and peers affect the sex lives of teens. Parents should support their teens, spend time with them, give them some freedom and more nurturing in their adolescent development. It is a time to help them make more informed, safe decisions about sexual activity.

When I read the article “Parenting Style and Sexually Active Teens”, I disagree to the fact that people think that controlling mothers, and fathers cause kids to have more sex, because they don’t have much freedom which results in rebellion of some kind, in this case sex. I disagree with this opinion of many people because I come from a mainly authoritarian household, I don’t hang out a lot, and I do what I’m told to do. But I don’t rebel, I may make a mistake such as forget to turn in an assignment on time; I do face the consequence of a missing assignment but that clearly does not mean that I will rebel and engage in some kind of sexual activity because I do not have as much as freedom as democratic household teens. Some parents who are controlling may have regular family activities, and spending time with each other will lessen the likelihood of sexual activity. I do greatly agree with parents supporting their teens, and...
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