a week ago
a week ago
I'm very sorry to hear that you experienced that. It sounds like a very uncomfortable situation. If you don't mind me asking, are you his mother or his father? How did he react to you telling him to stay in his room?
Thanks for getting back to us, so sorry you are going through this, it must be a distressing time for you, I wanted to check in on how you're feeling today?
I can imagine this was really shocking and confronting to hear, when he asked why you were mad was there a conversation that followed this? You have every right to be upset about this, hope you're going ok today
Hi @Nabertater ,
It sounds like it's been a really hard week for both you and your son, I can imagine this would be a really upsetting situation to have to deal with. It sounds like your son's feeling very upset and embarrassed about what he said, and I am sure that would have been a really difficult conversation for you to have with him. We have some materials here that might have some helpful ideas on how to have broader discussions with him about consent , and I think it's OK for you to let him know how what he said made you feel.
Another thing that may be worth considering, is if what he's said to you may have come from something that he has seen while watching pornographic material- it can be an awkward conversation to have, but research shows that it is common for young people to have been exposed to porn online. While it can be a way for young people to explore their sexuality it can also be important to realise that some scenarios that you see in porn aren't reflective of real life, real relationships, and the way that consent should work in healthy sexual relationships. This article has some great ideas for talking to young people about pornography
It may be helpful to chat to a counsellor about what you've been experiencing - we are based in Australia so unfortunately our local services won't be available to you, but I did come across this organisation who provide phone and web based support services that might be helpful? (They happen to have a very similar name to our organisation but we're not affiliated! )
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