So I will not give you any advice, but if you don't mind, I will tell you what my 10 years as a middle school teacher and school counsellor taught me: I know that if a boy and girl want to spend time together, they will, parents permission or not, whether they go to the same school together or not, whether they live in the same city or not. I know that your child wants you to know what is going on with her.
Offer to drive them to the movie (somebody has to if they are only 14, right? (Not near them.) When my son was younger most of his friends found this OK, as long as I didn't talk to them or act like I knew them. And then today I read your request, I guess it is what moms go through. I know that you are very blessed to have an open relationship with your child.
And I've added a couple of my own tips for good measure, since I am the younger woman and all.
But I've been watching and compiled a list of DOs and DON' Ts from Jess's experience dating the sophisticated Dermot Mulroney as Fancypants, who's a whopping twelve years older.
Russell confesses he hasn't dated since 1989 and Jess replies, "That was the year I learned to use the toaster by myself." Not so hot.
DO be lovey dovey, but DON' T nickname him something based on his age (Fancypants is cool, though).
BUT I wish that my mom would have said NO, you can't see him anymore. NO you can't go out to the movies alone with boys at 15 yrs old.
The other day she came home from school kind of asking me to go to the movies with a boy. By the time I was 17 I was involved with a man, not a boy, and I knew it was ok because my mom let me - and she told me she understood what it was like to be in love, and she didn't want to forbid me to see him because then I'd be sneaking out to see him anyway.... He turned out to be a very stand up guy who married me and now we have a wonderful life together and the age difference doesn't matter now in our 30s....
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If you reeally love him, you will wait until you are 18 because in some states he can and most likely will get life in prison. It’s not fair but the law is the law and you will not be punished for breaking it but he will.
In prison he can look forward to being raped by big gnarly dudes daily and worse, is that the future you want for this guy?
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