18 year old dating 15 year old wrong
"We have always had the rule in our house your boy/girlfriend can only be one year up or down," she says."My husband flat-out said no way, not happening, no discussion," she recalls.But after meeting the boy and setting a rule that there would be "no unsupervised hanging out," she agreed to let her daughter go out with the teen three years her senior. Other moms, like Rita D., say to absolutely put your foot down on any age difference in teen dating.If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences.
"I would not have my 13-year-old dating a 15-year-old boy," she says. I certainly would try and put a cap on it." Kimberly P.also believes parents need to set rules on age differences for teen dating.Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.Here, Circle of Moms members share different opinions on whether a hard line should be drawn on age difference, and if so, where. One of the first factors moms should consider before deciding whether you approve of your child's dating relationship is how mature both the boy and girl are, says Circle of Moms member Louise M. I know kids don't think it's cool to hang out with the parents, but maybe he could come over for dinner and board games so that you could get to know him.
"I would keep my 13-year-old in her age group — 13 or 14," she says.
"Let her know that there will be a lot of more breakups in her life," she adds, "and that this older guy won't be the last one." Of course, a hard-fast rule may bring resistance from your child, as Hilary B. She says she thought she had the whole teen-age-difference-for-dating issue covered.