Gather Friends, I sort through the email and private messages I get and have planned on only posting one or two of them once a week but this one needs help right now.
One of my squidoo colleagues sent me a note yesterday after reading several of the “What Would You Do”, articles I posted on Gather.
Mary—My 2d husband has two daughters and we get along okay…they were very close to their mother before she died 5 years ago. I am even closer to my step grand daughters. One of them confides in me about things she says she can’t talk about to anyone else. Yesterday she asked me if I would help her get birth control pills. I was stunned. She is 14. I didn’t know how to talk to her about sex. I didn’t want to talk to her about sex and I told her she needed to talk to her parents about that. I feel bad now. She reached out to me to help her. I’m afraid if she doesn’t talk to her parents and get birth control pills she could get pregnant. I wanted to tell her not to have sex, that she is too young. I feel bad. Now I don’t know what to do. Do I tell her parents? Do I tell my husband and let him tell his daughter? I wish I didn’t have to do anything but I don’t want her to ruin her life. Ask your friends what they would do please. I joined Gather yesterday and I can read about it on there. Please don’t tell my name. Sign me as a concerned step grandmother.