After that book was published, I heard stories about fathers who stepped up and had some great heart-to-heart conversations with young men.But what I didn’t expect were the messages from readers and "We have three grown daughters and a 16-year-old son.
But Susan was completely unprepared for what she found that Saturday morning.She waded through a couple hundred short, inane messages, more than slightly confused by the shorthand that kids use when texting. so it all started i the 6th grade wen i saw him for the firsdt time in home room. he danced withh almost every single girl at the first school... so it all started i the 6th grade wen i saw him for the firsdt time in home room. he danced withh almost every single girl at the first school dance and he dated all of the sketchiest girls in our grade (this is still in 6th grade ). so wen iwas talkin with my bffs in the corner the boy came up to us and he was like "hey. i didnt really like him then, i could c rite though him that he was trying to b cool. i didnt really like him then, i could c rite though him that he was trying to b cool. at the first 6th party (which he was hosting) he had spin the bottle and seven minutes in heaven. wen we were sitting on the couch and just talkin i saw him stare at me. With suggestive language, she talked about what she wanted to do with him, and within a few days she lured him into sneaking out of his house in the middle of the night so they could meet for sex at a relative’s empty apartment. Josh has never had a girlfriend, never even kissed a girl, she thought. A shift in our culture Sex among teenagers is old news, unfortunately, as are the trends of aggressive boys pursuing girls, men pursuing women, and adult women pursuing adult men.
But a growing number of parents like Tom and Susan are learning that something has shifted in our culture over the last few decades.She was struck by the fact that Josh and his friends seemed to text each other more than they actually talked. There was no confusion about this message: “If you could have sex with me, would you?” Her mind spinning in disbelief, Susan continued looking through the texts.of course for all of the girls it was about ummm half and hour in heaven. it was at a fancy resteraunt with a "ballroom" and we had to dress up for it. Each of these chapters ends with a suggested step-by-step guide for directing the conversation with your son.