Parents need to remember that for teens, and especially for teen daughters, their role is to be unrelentingly boring, dull, and conventional. Because she needs something to rebel against. Otherwise she'll have to grow up boring and dull and conventional as her only way of acting out to show her parents how totally different she is.... On the bright side, some teens are mature enough to handle most things. One couple I knew were swingers and when their daughter became a swinger too, they'd meet up once a week to make sure they didn't accidentally attend the same party.

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