Dating an 18 year old
I know 99% (or close to it) about my son's life currently, even his personal one, all his friends names, girlfriends, ex's, etc; as much of it as I can and I don't lie to him, sugar coat, or BS him for any reason either..He can know anything he asks because it is important to be completely open and hones as well.
Technically this guy could be in BIG trouble if the relationship goes sour and the parents decide to press charges. On a serious note, nice to see you refrain from the name calling and similar antics. However if you ever feel like hearing a good ole' verbal bashing that would make Greg Geraldo defecate in his grave, hit me up.. If you try and keep a 15 year old from dating they WILL do it, and they WILL be forced to hide it from you..Hmm, most of the ones I know who ended up pregnant never even asked if they could date or not- their relationship with their parents was that bad. They had boundaries that were well known but never crossed them.They usually met up with the boyfriend at a school function or the movies, then left. Grown children who were informed teenagers and we talked about everything. You can smother them and It does not protect them it makes them be creative and wild. I played a great angel to my parents Most of the people I know who ended up pregnant in middle/high school were the people who "weren't allowed" to be dating.I can't think of one who was told they Couldn't date, they just assumed it. If they're being forced to cover it up and aren't able to discuss things openly with their parents it sets them up for disaster.lmao! I was going about my work just now and the thought crossed my mind that if they ended up pregnant then maybe their parents were right, they weren't ready for dating. I get what you are saying though- parents need to know who their kids are and that doesn't happen often enough these days.I wonder if there are statistics on what age is more prevalent in teen pregnancies- I'm thinking it will be 16. My parents were crazy strict and I just did it anyways and covered it up well. Too many just lay down the law and expect it to fit their kid because it fits them as a parent.