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 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 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. Too many just lay down the law and expect it to fit their kid because it fits them as a parent.
I could see my house now, coming up ahead."We need to discuss this," he said. That this was just how I felt."We'll go talk about it," he said. "We'll go somewhere."And that's when I said it."."My own voice — big, firm, filling the space — was a surprise to both of us. When I turned 21, I remember making a point, regularly, to look at teens and ask myself whether I'd want to hang out with them, much less date one. As a teen wishing to be an adult, it is easy to get in over your head. That if something feels wrong, that's all the reason you need to get out of there.
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..
This is not an attempt at sarcasm or trolling or what have you. When you can let them date, but inform them VERY WELL, keep them on a short leash and keep all activities supervised and keep an open relationship so you know whats going on and that you can/can not trust him/her.
Either that or force them to hide it from you and let them go into it alone with no information or ANYTHING because they're afreaid to ask you..9, 10, 11, 12, I agree no dating what so ever, however 15 you should use this as an opportunity to be more involved with your children, rather than condemn it and regret it later.
don't be too stern or u will have them hiding it from you, and then they can't come to the "parents" for advice, and the advice they are able to get may not be what they need!!!
I was the oracle, remembering each detail from my supporting role. I was causing trouble, making things difficult for everyone."What happened to you back there? Hearing that he wanted more felt like wading into the deep end. had feelings for me, I felt strange every time I saw him.