Wearing a sleeveless pink top and standing next to a mirror showing her profile as she speaks, Bernardo announces to the camera, "Hi, my name is Rebecca. Because they are driven crazy about all the things in their heads, that they have to know. There is advice on how to do this in the "real-world advice" section of each chapter. Shopkeepers and school children in this remote Brazilian farming town giggle and point when Rebecca Bernardo pedals by on her rusty red bicycle. Even though I generally like to take a listen-without-judging approach to teens, this is the one place where teens so often get it wrong. If you want to know if your teenager is having sex, ask them; it's the only way to know. Virginity tests and a YouTube bust
On the front lines of this communication gap, many parents and other adults who care about teens have pulled me aside to ask, "What's going on with my teenager?
Teens Tell Truth About Sex
There are also questions about whether her offer to auction off her virginity is just a ploy to attract media attention that could lead to lucrative deals. They get driving lessons. It is often commonly assumed that teens are having sex between 3 and 6 p. On the contrary, says Furstenberg, parents expect sex not to happen "knowing full well that it usually does" and distance themselves from the process of preparing teens to be sexually responsible. If you want to know if your teenager is having sex, ask them; it's the only way to know.