7. No Restraints When it Comes to Sexuality.
I’m aging myself here, but I remember on the TV sitcom Growing Pains when the father found a porn magazine in his son’s bedroom. The father was a psychiatrist and assured his wife (and the audience) that it was no problem. Their child was just curious about sex. Should that curiosity extend to seeing women objectified as playthings? Surely dad has a good anatomically correct medical book somewhere should the child be interested in ‘sexuality’.
Then there’s the parents who allow their children and significant others to have sex in their home. At least the sheets are clean and mom provided the condoms. The attitude ‘they’re just going to do it anyway’ is such a cop out. Any teenager with a modicum of honesty will tell you that they’re at least a little disappointed their parents/teachers think they’re unrestrained animals. Resignation coupled with peer pressures risks more than unwanted pregnancies and STD’s, it will affect the child’s future relationships for the rest of their lives—and usually not for the better.