Lauren Forcella publishes a syndicated column – Straight Talk For Teens – which offers input from teens on current life issues. The articles allow a panel of teens to express their views on a wide range of issues. In each column, Forcella offers a ‘middle way’ for parents to address each topic.
In the latest column, a teen writes:
DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My best friend, Karen, has two moms instead of a mom and a dad. Because of this, my mom won’t let me spend the night at her house. My mom doesn’t have a problem with me there in the daytime, but she is “not comfortable” with me spending the night in “such a household.” Karen’s moms are very nice people. One is a lawyer and the other is a college professor. They have been together 20 years (much longer than my parent’s marriage lasted) and got married last year when it was legal in California. My mom admits she’s not worried they would try something sexual with me. So what is she worried about? And how can I convince her not to? — Candace