Daughter is dating a much older man
A 16 year old boy should be socializing with girls his own age. If she were in high school she might see him in a different light.
(12/10/2006) She is underage & living in your home. If she is already out of control it's going to be a disaster as she gets older.
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.
Then one day they are gone and your child can't stand the sound of their name! (12/12/2006) By Jean in GA I don't think a 13 yr old should be dating.
I know things have changed a lot but I think that's too young. (Check with leader to make sure they go to the classroom) Then on Sunday have them go to Sunday school together and church service.
(12/12/2006) By LEONA LABINE You are not your daughter's helpless buddy standing by while she has this dilemma; you are her parent, her mentor, her guide, her boundary-setter.
She is encountering a huge upswing in hormonal growth at this time.
At 13, your daughter is probably in middle school and the boy is probably in high school.
(12/12/2006) By Debbie Dzurilla I would find a church that has Wednesday night service (dinner) and Sunday late service, like at in the morning. Maybe this boy is a good kid just not accepted by kids his own age. We must do this for our kids, because they are not capable of knowing the danger signs like we are.
(12/12/2006) By Debbie Why is she interested in someone that much older?
And the school resource officer (the school cop) if you need to.
Serious problems could be ahead if you don't take action now.
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(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.