When to let our children date, whom we allow them to date and what boundaries to establish with dating are all challenges parents must face.
In your son’s situation, you must first consider what is age-appropriate for a 17-year-old versus a 13-year-old.
Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.
Sure, he knew this gap was normal for teenagers and their parents. “Okay,” he replied, “I’ll take that for an answer . Although it’s uncomfortable, he’s definitely on the right track.
Now, in addition to Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter, teens have hundreds of sites just for them, and they can chat and get to know all kinds of people within seconds.
Guiding him to figure this out rather than just telling him will empower him so that he can make the decision that dating a 13-year-old is probably not a good idea.
He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments.
He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, .
But her parents wont let me see her, they made her quit cheerleading because she dates me, and they tell everyone in the town im a pedo and like 14year olds?
Now she's a senior in highschool, and i'm a college freshmen, i just started, maturity wise she's probably even more mature then me.
Both of these options present problems, and thus are not ideal for either child.