They often permit young couples to sleep together and provide them with contraceptives. Probing our child-rearing for what it tells us about our culture, Not Under My Roof by Amy T. Schalet offers an intimate and unprecedented account of the different ways girls and boys in both countries negotiate sex, love, and growing up.
Teenagers and sex? It's a controversial subject in America. Different attitudes Dutch parents hold towards teen sex prevent teen pregnancy (with a teenage birthrate four times lower than in the US) and disease.
- VIDEO: Toxins for my baby? Not under my roof
- Allowing Teenage Sex in Your House (Motherlode)
- "The Sleepover Question" (NYTimes)
Is it a conservative-liberal divide or more?