Cons: Demanding that your child waits until marriage to have sex without explaining why may backfire.
Using a punishment approach (the infamous, "If you have sex, you will go to Hell" approach) may only make your teen more curious.
Pros: Telling your teen to be careful when holding hands, kissing, or touching can help him or her avoid situations that can end up going too far.
It also helps teens identify early when a situation is becoming dangerous.
Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.