Here is a situation that I heard about on a talk show today as they were talking about Mother's Day. A woman, with a 15 year old daughter, said that her daughter came home with a hickey on her neck. Understandably, I think, Mom flipped out, took the daughter to the doctor and got the birth control shot, considering the "dangerous territory" daughter was obviously starting to dabble in. The mom wanted to know if she overreacted. The show host said that she had and that, now, if daughter progressed onto sex then mom, having gotten daughter the shot, had given approval for the sex.....that same old argument. I'm not sure I agree, but I also don't have a daughter. While the host did admit that while hickies can be the gateway to more intimate activity, she also returned to her point that the mother overreacted. I thought the host was sounding like a mother who wanted to be her daughter's friend, as opposed to a parent looking out for the daughter's best interest. Do you really want your daughter, potentially, getting pregnant and derailing her future plans, and bringing home a baby (probably) for YOU to raise just to prove some point....so you can say "See, I told you so!"? A part of me is sorry that I didn't have a girl, but another part of me is glad that I didn't I had a fabulous relationship with my mother once we got over the humps, and I would have loved to, hopefully, replicate that relationship to a certain extent. My sister's relationship with our mother was much more tumultuous, and it would be just my luck to have an experience like that!