A later post: "After emotions settled, we decided to ground her for a few weeks from seeing her boyfriend depending on her attitude, behavior and grades. Right now, she cannot use the internet (except for school work), her cell phone has been taken away and she is not allowed to be with her boyfriend except for during school. On her report card, she got a "c-" in one of her classes so until her grades improve, she will continue to be grounded. It's now been two weeks. I expect in about three weeks the grades will improve and we will give her more privileges to be with her boyfriend. Of course we plan to have a talk with the two of them to go over the dating rules and we will be more watchful of where she is. I made an appointment for her to see the gynecologist for birth control options. She asked what she should say when asked why she wants to go on birth control and I told her to be honest. No reason to lie or be ashamed about it - I will be with her to help answer any questions she has and just for support."
Thoughts from our community: Has your teen snuck out on you? How did you handle it? Have your talked to your teen about sex and birth control? Have you been hit with a situation where you have to be more watchful of where your teen is? Share in the comments area.