Teen dating older guy
My daughter told me yesterday that she has been dating, a 16 year old boy who is gothic and skips school, for months now. What should I say about this interesting relationship?
Thanks for the help, Virginia from Atlanta, GATell her why people date.
You are not allowed to go out with this guy, or any guy.
If you disobey me, you will be punished." (12/09/2006) By Lee Ann Perri At 13 a girl should not be dating.
Tell her what kind of man she should look for when she's older and tell her love is not like in the movies.
Also, tell her how beautiful and smart she is everyday because girls need to hear that, especially from their dad or some sort of male figure. Whatever you do, support her decisions and don't criticize. Only support, this doesn't mean just for boys, try to support her in other interests that you think are appropriate in hopes that she will get more focused on music lessons or sports than on the guy.
It is critical that you set the boundaries for her, that you parent her.
(12/12/2006) By Me From my own experiences as a child, if my parents tried to break up a friendship between me and someone, I liked them that much more. I try to get them to stay for supper, and just be super nice to her.
So far, both boys, have only had one girl each that I didn't like so much, but after having the girl over as much as possible, the boys soon tired of them.
I am not trying to scare you needlessly but you need know this a very serious problem.
(12/12/2006) By I agree that a 13 year old is too young to date.