(You may be fine with them spending the night, or unsupervised time, with a romantic partner; if so, there is less negotiating to do.) Tell them you will trust them to comply with these ground rules, and to tell you which peers they apply to. It’s very important that all of this is communicated to them openly.Talk about consequences if they do choose to break the rules. Make sure that your reservations come from your teen, and not from discomfort around their sexual orientation.Does that have to change if you now know your teen is attracted to the same sex?
“It opens up a kind of flirty dialogue of like, ‘You can pay for the next date,’ ” he says.
If you’re comfortable with it, look at these websites, or other resources, with your teen.
You can learn about safer sex and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases together.
This is the same talk I hope any parent would have with their kid about sex, gay or straight.
Sometimes when the talk comes to safer sex, parents aren’t quite sure what to advise for gay, lesbian, or bisexual teens.