Strategies for Counseling Parents and Adolescents Discussion
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Discussion: Strategies for Counseling Parents and Adolescents
Adolescence is a very important time in the sexual life cycle. Physical maturity takes place, increased social interaction occurs, and individuals begin to explore intimacy. Parents are still a major influence in their children’s lives and can have an impact on their children’s emerging sexuality. As children move into adolescence, however, the influence of peers becomes increasingly strong. Therefore, as helping professionals it is important to consider how these influences intersect with children’s and adolescents’ personal questions and experiences with sexuality throughout their development.
Post by Day 5 an explanation of two strategies that you, as a helping professional, might use to help the parents in the “Online Snooping Case Study” effectively communicate with their child about sex and sexuality. Explain two issues that would be important to address and why.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
BY DAY 7
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond by Day 7 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings, offering and supporting an opinion on their chosen strategies and sharing insights gained.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and/or any insights you gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments.
Colleague 1: Shannon Tipton
RE: Discussion – Week 3
The two strategies that I would use as a helping professional in the case “On line Snooping Study ” first the mother needs to be open and honest with her daughter. She needs to remain calm so she want scare her daughter off or shut down. It’s important for parents to be accurate and convey values regarding sexuality. Children should always have a clear understanding and know that ultimately they are going to make responsible choices about sex. The second strategies I would suggest is support. Supporting her with the decision she has already made, this may cause her not want to do it again. ” They have their first relational and sexual experiences, have to learn what they like and dislike, how to make sexual experiences mutually rewarding, and how to prevent potentially negative consequences of having sex” (Graaf, Vanwesenbeeck, Woertman, Meeus, 2011). Most of the time parents may play apart in the child decision rather they want do it again or don’t. According to Graff, Vanwesenbeeck, Woertman and Meeus,(2011), Almost all of these studies found that a higher score on parental support is associated with a delay of first sexual intercourse. In an American population study of 13–18-year-olds, for example, correlates were found between perceptions of parental care, parental closeness and affection, and satisfaction about the relationship with the parents on the one hand, and a delay of first sexual intercourse on the other hand. So, the two strategies are communication and support when it comes to getting your child open up like you need them two.
The issues that is important to address is not knowing your child where abouts at all times. Now that they she’s having sex it’s important that they need to monitor her more. ” Parental knowledge of the child’s whereabouts is a third aspect of parenting that is studied extensively” (Graaf, Vanwesenbeeck, Woertman, Meeus, 2011). According to Graaf, Vanwesenbeeck, Woertman and Meeus (2011), It is evident that knowledge of the child’s whereabouts does not necessarily require supervision and that the child at least has to cooperate a little bit for parents to obtain this knowledge (provided that the child spends some time unsupervised). The second issue that will be address is protection. The parents should explain to the girl is she should always protect herself rather she knows the young man or not. She always give consent and they should discuss what STD that’s not always 100 percent avoidable even when you protect yourself. ” Number of sex partners, risky partners, contraceptive and condom use, sexual intercourse initiation, experience with anal sex and STD” (Graaf, Vanwesenbeeck, Woertman, Meeus, 2011).
de Graff, H., Vanwesenbeeck, I., Woertman, L., & Meeus, W. (2011). Parenting and Adolescents’ Sexual Development in Western Societies. Special Section: Family Dynamics, 16(1), 21–31. https://doi.org/https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000031
Colleague 2: Amesha Little
RE: Discussion – Week 3
In the video “Online Snooping Case Study” the first strategies that I would use is confronting the teen on what I found as a parent and offer her a sit down and have a conversation with the child on her experience of exploring sex. You as the parent want to express to the child that you are there to talk to and understand if she has questions do not over react even if you feel as though that you don’t want her having sex it’s too late it has been done already. This is a form of communication that needs to be done in order to move along. Next I would offer guidance for her future endeavors. You can take her to Planned Parenthood so you can educate her on sex they can give her female condoms, birth control and make her aware of the danger of STD’s and the possibilities of becoming a teen mom. I would even extend to having a conversation with the young mans parents and inform them of the things that may have taken place under their roof as well and try to come to an understanding of moving forward. Most studies of associations between parental support, control, and knowledge on the one hand and adolescents’ sexual experience and sexual health on the other focus on experience with sexual intercourse. Sexual experience per se is not a very good measure of sexual health. After all, almost everyone has sexual intercourse at some point in his or her life. There are, however, some indications that having sex at a very young age (age 14 or before) is unfavorable. Sexual intercourse at this age is more often the result of persuasion or coercion and more often unprotected than among older adolescents (De Graaf et al., 2005). Higher levels of parental support correlate with a delay of first sexual intercourse. This association is indeed particularly evident for younger adolescents. Furthermore, parental support correlates with higher levels of contraceptive and condom use among sexually active adolescents, more positive feelings regarding sexuality, and higher levels of competence in sexual interactions ( de Graaf,2011).
As we look at the scenario we see the child’s pattern has changed towards her parents. The mother does her little investigation only to find her diary that she reads and invades her space. She tells the father and he insist that she should have not taken that step by reading it. I understands both parents approach about the situation because you don’t want to lose the trust of this child and make her rebellious towards you in the long run. It is also possible that changes in parental support, control, and knowledge and adolescents’ sexual experience are all part of the same developmental process and that there is no causal relation. Growing up means taking more distance from one’s parents, gaining more autonomy, and telling less to your parents and more to your friends and possible partners. Sexual development runs parallel to these changes in the parent-child relationship. Some studies have found evidence for this hypothesis ( de Graaf, 2011).
Laureate Education. (2014b). Online snooping case study [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.