Parenting can be one of the toughest jobs for a mother and father to overcome. Parental strategies, practices, attitudes, and supervision can have a dramatic effect on a child’s viewpoints, attitudes and actions in life. In a recent study, the effects of parental practices, attitudes, and television mediation on adolescent sexual behaviors were investigated. In the study, participants ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old. The sample was almost evenly divided between males (52%) and females (48%) of all different races. They were asked a series of questions about their sexual behaviors. Results of the experiment showed that adolescents who reported open sexual communication with parents were more likely to initiate the sexual behaviors. But, those adolescents who initiated the sexual behaviors were also proven to be older, have less parental monitoring, lower mother-child communication, and less parental disproval of sex than those who had not engaged in the sexual behavior (Bersamin, 2008).