Sunday, July 27, 2008

Attn: Strict Parents

Your kids are totally doin' it.

Nearly 5,000 American teens have been surveyed, and it turns out that strict parenting leads to increased sexual activity.

First, they found out that more than two out of every three American teenagers have had intercourse before the age of 19. Second, they found that familes that children with parents that practice "negative and psychologically controlling behaviors" are more likely to be sexually active.

When looking at the results, it's important not to mistake correlation and causation, but the study notes that parents who try a more democratic method of communication with their children might be making them better-equipped to deal with tough choices.

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