and possibly getting pregnant, perhaps say she can see him but only when you're around - come over for dinner, studying, hanging out while you're there and visible at all times. If they wish to go to a movie or dinner - drive them and accompany them, never leaving them out of your sight. He may grow wary of mom always being around and leave." Allow the dating when you can chaperone.
Keep lines of communication open with your daughter, talking to her often about sex, love, family values and teen pregnancy.
In this scenario, a single mother of a 14-year-old girl asks how she should handle her daughter's desire to date an 18-year-old boy.
The teen couple met through mutual friends and they say they love each other.
Denise Witmer's thoughts: This can be a sticky situation and I'm going to give an entirely different point of view.
Let's talk about relationships: yours with her and hers with her boyfriend.
Parents must also deal with their daughter's often stubborn intention to date this young man.
She may be so infatuated with him that she views anything that her parents say against the relationship as a personal attack.
The teen's parents had initially allowed her to date this older boy and the relationship had been going well for over a year.
The parents thought that the boy would get tired of his younger girlfriend and had been getting pressure from his own parents and friends for "dating a baby."The young girl's parents admit to being in the wrong when the relationship started.
The number 1 priority you have to worry about is your relationship with her.
While this situation makes things not as you want them right now, a poor relationship with her at 17 can be devastating.
The young couple broke up but quickly got back together.