Parental love for girls (and us boys too) is maybe more important than we think.
Of course, whether you think it is important at all probably has a lot to do with your worldview.
For out of determinism, why would this matter anyway?
Here’s to more family activities – and less lecturing.
And children getting boatloads of parental love.
The quality of the relationship between teens and their mothers was the primary factor in support of virginity. Attachment, anyone? When the girls felt close to their moms and were aware that they disapproved of premarital sex, they were less likely to engage in such activities. Parental closeness was pivotal, but it resulted less from family activities and “lectures” than it did from parents’ regular involvement in their children’s lives.
-Dr. James Dobson, Bringing Up Girls