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Should I send my sexually active 15-y-o to boarding school?

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 3:01 AM

Q At 15, my daughter is sexually active. This is with a boy next door. I found out by accident and I am devastated. I feel like sending her to a boarding school. Should I do that?

A You need to talk with your daughter about the pros and cons of sexual intercourse. Sending her away may not stop her behaviour.

Q I visited a children's home with some friends from a corporate company last week. They donated packages to the home, then they started taking pictures and became angry that I told them to stop. Can the Government tell people to stop doing this?

A The persons responsible for the home usually tell visitors no to requests of photos with the residents. Maybe an official announcement from the responsible ministry would be appropriate.

Q While on the bus last week, my son told the driver that it was not right for her to drive while speaking on the phone. She was very rude to him. I reported her. Was I right to do so?

A Your son is a smart boy. I hope the bus driver realises that that behaviour was not in the best interest of herself or the passengers.

- Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning and behavioural problems throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to editor@gleanerjm.com or send to Ask the Doc, c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!