Whereas male movie stars are consistently paired with love interests 10 or 20 years their junior (see: who's been cast opposite Tom Cruise in the new Field pursues a man more than three decades her junior.
Thanks for the help, Virginia from Atlanta, GATell her why people date.Tell her what kind of man she should look for when she's older and tell her love is not like in the movies.Rather than banning the relationship, you might consider explicitly sharing your concerns with your daughter, while also acknowledging her good feelings about the relationship.This will first involve some internal clarification around what exactly bothers you about the relationship.If you disobey me, you will be punished." (12/09/2006) By 77's Mom At 13 a girl should not be dating.
It is too complicated a social situation for a child to navigate.Also, tell her how beautiful and smart she is everyday because girls need to hear that, especially from their dad or some sort of male figure. Whatever you do, support her decisions and don't criticize. Only support, this doesn't mean just for boys, try to support her in other interests that you think are appropriate in hopes that she will get more focused on music lessons or sports than on the guy.I can't say that I'd be letting my 13 year old daughter date anybody. While it raises the anxiety of parents everywhere, teen dating serves as good practice for future relationships and allows teens to consider what qualities are important to them in a relationship. Many parents are apprehensive when their teenagers start to date, and that apprehension is exacerbated if a son or daughter chooses to date an older peer.While it can be a great experience dating someone with more years on you, a potential older boyfriend will be looking for more than a guy your own age.