“How do you deal with parents who don’t trust you with your significant other? Sex is the farthest from my to-do list, but they can’t grasp that.”
This new advice column is for those of you who don’t know who to turn to when you are curious or confused.
“What do you take medicine for, Kaleb?” Everyone darted their eyes my way. “I have HIV.” I had swallowed all that stigma along with my pill.
A lot of parents believe that if their teens were in an abusive relationship they would be comfortable telling them, but is that really the case? Jason, from VOX Investigates, explores the parents’ perspectives around teens, dating and dating violence. According to loveisrespect.org, 81 percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue, or admit they don’t know it’s an issue, even though almost “1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.”
— for whatever reason. Maybe they misplaced something on the/ kitchen counter/ or forgot to leave something there.
I’m very comfortable with driving because I’ve had tons of practice with my parents on and off the highway. My parents are trying really hard to continue to give me the freedom to go where I please when I please, and they’ve been giving me that for most of my life and I am totally appreciative. But you know how parents are.