Parent advice on teen dating dating laws in pennsylvania
She told him she was abused as a child and he seems to think it's his job to help her get over it. Your son wants to be her knight in shining armor—but I don't care how old or mature he is, that's way too much responsibility for any person.
I'm afraid he's getting trapped in a destructive relationship. You want him to learn that one person can't take away another person's pain.
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Lastly, go over your expectations and values about sex.
If he doesn't feel comfortable talking to you, find another adult to speak with him—someone he thinks is cool and who shares your values. My 16-year-old son is involved with a very troubled girl his age.
It's about how I expect you to conduct yourself in any relationship." Q. Ungrateful, sullen teens moping about wishing they were somewhere else.
My 16-year-old daughter wants to spend Christmas at her boyfriend's house. Just keep her busy with a holiday project she's in charge of, like baking a pie or hanging out with an elderly or younger relative.
This isn't about what I think of either of the girls.
Hover until he hangs up or signs off and review his cell account online to confirm when and for how long he's communicating. Ask him why he likes her (watch your tone so you don't sound like an interrogator).
Then tell him your non-negotiables, including respect (no name calling when they argue) and maintaining relationships with his other friends and his family.
Start by helping him come up with boundaries—which you should write down.
Like, all deep conversations must occur before 10 p.m.
He'll need help coming up with an action plan. When my husband and I learned that our 15-year-old had sex with her boyfriend, we grounded her for a month with no computer or phone, and told her the relationship is over.