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16 year old dating advice

Im not a teen mum, but I left home at 17 (im 23 now) I think you are right, if you forbid it she may rebel and see him anyway. If they want to go to the movies, a parent should be there.

I'm generally very liberal but not when it comes to early dating.

Our daughter has a nice social life and is not suffering by not dating solo.

Past efforts to monitor a dating situation have failed, either because of being lied to or because of being let down by a past boyfriend's dad who promised to supervise if the two spent time at his house when he WAS there and did not. Knowing I cannot control what she does, I want to set age- appropriate parameters and attempt to hold her to them. Also, these parameters cannot be based on expecting truthfulness or abstinence.

They have to be based on something else, giving her reasonable guidelines within which to learn to take responsibility for herself.

I have told Jordan she will not be going to his house or going out on "dates" with him and when he is here they have to be in eyesight! I know what 16 year old boys want but I worry if I try to banish him she will rebel and go behind my back. I was a teen mum myself to my daughter, I had her when I was 19!

I have no first hand advice, but I would do the same as you.

Jan 2008 My 15 year old daughter informed me yesterday that she's been texting an 18 year old boy she met at the bus stop. At the time, I talked with her about ''the dangers'' while also validating how good it felt to have someone notice you etc. So, now they're texting and she's grinning and blushing and feeling all special . ) On the other hand, my saying that will only encourage her as she is seriously rebelling these days.