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my 12 year old says she is bisexual.  Should I allow her to spend the night at her girlfriends house when if she had a boyfriend, I would not.?

In Topics: Teen sexuality and dating
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jan 31, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

No, she is a 12 year old.  while she may be experiencing a sexual awakening of attraction to the same sex, you are not obligated to provide experiences or the opportunity for such.  Remind her of your unconditional love, that sexual identity is a journey of discovery and not a quick decision.  Talk and talk about it some more in a non judgmental way. Listen and best wishes but follow your heart on this one.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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