Elaine - posted on 06/15/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
My daughter will be 16 in August and will be a Junior this year. Since she's one of the younger teens in her grade, as most of her friends turned 16 last year, I do not have a problem with her dating 17 year old guys or even 18 year old guys... as long as they are still in high school.
In the past we have told her she was allowed to date in her grade and the grade above her. This means that everyone is her grade will soon be 17 and any possible seniors will be turning 18.
My Husband strongly disagrees with me and we cannot seem to come to a solution. He doesn't feel she should date an 18 year old boy until she's 17. So basically this narrows down to the guys in her grade only. She has only had one boyfriend in the past and they only dated in groups, so this is all new to us.
Since guys mature so much after girls, she would not consider dating a guy younger than her. What do I do??? Keep fussing with my husband or agree with him???